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Fleet Church font

Fleet Church font

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15537

Item number: f.144

Length: 24.9

Width: 17.6

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 awful 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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