Coventry, Warwickshire, England - The Pilgrim's Rest Inn
Coventry, Warwickshire, England - The Pilgrim's Rest Inn on the corner of Pamer Street and Ironmonger Row. A hostel was erected in Palmer Lane for the lodging of pilgrims by the Benedicitne Priory of Coventry, bearing in mind that the first floor rooms over the west range of the Priory would have been used for the guest accommodation for the better class of pilgrims. This original Pilgrims Rest was demolished in 1820 and replaced by a new brick public house (pictured here) together with two dwelling houses. On the corner house a tablet was fixed saying: 'PALMER LANE - Upon this site stood the Western part of a large and very Ancient Edifice called THE PILGRIMS REST. It was supposed to have been the Hostel or Inn for The Maintenance and Entertainment of the Palmers And other Visitors to the Priory of Benedictine Monks which stood near to the Eastward. It became ruinous and was taken down AD MDCCCXX when this house was erected..... (this sign can be seen in the centre of the postcard). Demolished in 1936. Date: circa 1905
© Mary Evans / Grenville Collins Postcard Collection
Dom Perignon, French monk known for wine-making
Dom Perignon (1638-1715), French Benedictine monk who is often (incorrectly) credited with the invention of sparkling champagne. He pioneered many wine production methods in his home region of Champagne, while serving as cellarer at the Abbey of Hautvillers. Seen here seated (right), old and blind, demonstrating his ability to select different grapes to give the best results.
© The Roseries Collection / Mary Evans Picture Library
Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. Catalonia. Spain
Romanesque Art. Monastery of Santa Maria de Ripoll. Founded by the Count Wilfred the Hairy in 879 or 880. Historic-artistic monument since 1931. Sculptural portic. Relief representing July: a couple carrying a bundle of grass. Ripoll. Catalonia. Spain.
© Thaliastock / Mary Evans
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