Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus
Medium: Ink wash on paper
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.