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Wyke Regis Church, font

Wyke Regis Church, font

Artist: Grimm, Samuel Hieronymus

Medium: Ink wash on paper

Date: 1790

Shelfmark: Additional MS 15538

Item number: f.65

Length: 176

Width: 234

Scale: Millimetres

Genre: Manuscript

A drawing in ink of the font in Wyke Regis church in Dorset. The church was completed in 1455, replacing an earlier church near the same site. With its tall, square west tower and emphasis on sharp vertical lines, it remains an important example of the Perpendicular Gothic style of architecture. Sculpted heads of Henry VI and Queen Margaret of Anjou (monarchs when the church was consecrated) face each other across the nave. This font dates from the same time as the church.

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