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Watercolour - St Laurence Church and The Great Stone Inn - Northfield Church - Great Stone Inn

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Arthur Lockwood

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1995V438
Collection:Topographical Views - Lockwood Collection
Date:1946 c - 1946 c

Maker Information

Artist:Frank Taylor Lockwood - View biography for Frank Taylor Lockwood


St Laurence Church in Northfield claims to be one of the oldest churches in the Birmingham area.The Normans between 1000-20 c built the original Tower and Nave. All that remains now is the base of the Tower, a doorway and the pillars at the Chancel opening. Around 1200-1214 the Chancel was added. Over 100 years later the South Aisle was added. In the 17th century the Porch was built and was used by the Church council for meetings.The Great Stone Inn is one of the oldest licensed houses in Birmingham. The boulder that can be seen on the corner of the pub has now has been moved to the pond next to the church. These boulders are a natural feature deposited by the Ice Age.August 5th 1946'Arthur and I went sketching to Northfield in dull weather'.August 25th1948'... Went to Northfield on day but only drew a subject out'.Saturday 30th July 1949'Dull and drizzle with fair showers. Went to Northfield church to sketch but did not do a lot'. Extracts from the diaries of Frank Taylor Lockwood

Presented by Arthur Lockwood and Jean Barnsby.

Further Information

Production Period:20th century
Medium:Watercolour on board.

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