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North View of Northleach Church

North View of Northleach Church

Medium: Watercolour

Date: 1780

Shelfmark: K Top Vol. 13

Item number: 69a

Length: 20

Width: 27.6

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Topographical Drawing

North View of Northleach Church in Gloucestershire. This is one of the most prominent and impressive of the Cotswold Wool Churches. Its building was due to its patron, John Fortey, a wealthy wool merchant, who supported it during his lifetime and upon his death in 1458/9, he left £300 for its completion. As can be seen in this view, the church had a particularly lofty clerestory with battlements and tall crocketed pinnacles. The large west tower is built in four diminishing stages.

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