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Thornton Church tower

Thornton Church tower

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1773

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15548

Item number: f. 87

Genre: Manuscript

View in detail of the west tower of St Mary's Church in Thornton-in-Craven, in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The west tower of this small parish church is Gothic Perpendicular in style and is supported by diagonal buttresses. The windows seen here are round-headed and free from decoration.

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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