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

Definition of grimthorpe


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

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Origin and Etymology of 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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capable of being understood in two ways

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