transitive verb
grim·​thorpe | \ ˈgrim(p)ˌthȯ(ə)rp \

Definition of grimthorpe

: to remodel (an ancient building) without proper knowledge or care to retain its original quality and character

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History and Etymology for grimthorpe

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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