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Swainswick Church

Swainswick Church

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15547

Item number: f.95

Genre: Manuscript

St Mary's Church in Swainswick is Norman in origin and some of the Norman fabric remains, such as the south doorway shown here. The church however has been rebuilt in parts, some in the Gothic Perpendicular style and also the Gothic Decorated. It has a short and unbuttressed west tower with no spire.

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.

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