grimthorpe

transitive verb

grim·​thorpe
ˈgrim(p)ˌthȯ(ə)rp
-ed/-ing/-s
: to remodel (an ancient building) without proper knowledge or care to retain its original quality and character

Word History

Etymology

after Sir Edmund Beckett, first Baron Grimthorpe †1905 English lawyer and architect whose restoration of St. Albans cathedral in England was severely criticized

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“Grimthorpe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/grimthorpe. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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