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Pencil Drawing - St Mary's Church, Handsworth

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Birmingham Museums and Art Gallery

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1977V101
Collection:Topographical Views - Lines Family Collection

Maker Information

Artist:Lines Family - View history


The first stone church building was erected on the site of St Mary's church, Handsworth, around 1160. It was a small and austere Norman structure, occupying about half of the present south aisle. The lower stages of the sandstone tower at the original church's east end are amongst the few surviving Norman features.The church has undergone successive phases of enlargement, reconstruction and restoration. This drawing shows the church years before its restoration in the 1870s.

Further Information

Production Period:19th century
Medium:Pencil on paper.

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Height:288 mm
Width:387 mm