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Fleet Church

Fleet Church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.143

Length: 18.5

Width: 26.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Manuscript

The tiny Church of the Holy Trinity in Fleet was all but destroyed by the Great Storm of 1824, known locally as "The Outrage". Below is an epitaph from St George's churchyard in Portland describing the frightful event,

"The wind and sea its fury broke,
The wondrous works of God bespoke:
Man's dwellings levelled with the ground,
when some were killed and some were drowned."

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