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Mitford church, windows

Mitford church, windows

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15543

Item number: f.57

Length: 143

Width: 236

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

Outline sketches of a doorway and two windows in the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Mitford, Northumberland. Built in sight of Mitford Castle, the church suffered many of the same ruinations. It was damaged when King John attacked Mitford in 1216, and again when Alexander II of Scotland besieged the town in 1217. It was burned badly when the castle was destroyed by fire in 1327. As a result of this fire, the north side of the chancel has reddened masonry, where there was once an adjoining sacristy or vestry.

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