grimthorpe

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

Definition of grimthorpe

-ed/-ing/-s
: 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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