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Farnsfield church

Farnsfield church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.193

Length: 184

Width: 269

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

The tower of St Michael's church is built in the Gothic Perpendicular style and is supported by diagonal buttresses. The parish of Farnsfield is situated four miles north-west of Southwell, and was under the patronage of the Chapter of Southwell Minster.

The Gothic style (12th-16th centuries) is characterised by strong vertical lines, high vaulted ceilings, pointed window and door openings and buttressed walls, and falls between the Romanesque and Renaissance periods. Gothic Perpendicular (1375-1540) is further marked by the use of horizontal and perpendicular lines.

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