Saturday 10 September 2016

Leominster Priory

Another catch-up post. Still sorting out those photos. Thought though that Leominster Priory [home of the ducking stool amongst other delights] was just too good to bypass. 

A couple of years ago I was lucky to get to see the extraordinary Norman carvings on the church at Kilpeck. These fall under the umbrella of the Hereford School of Carving. From the photos below you can see that this is another one in the group. Most probably the handiwork of the same folks these are around the Romanesque door and there are more green men capitals inside.

There are many more treats instore. A foliate head high up with hop leaves emerging from his mouth.

Or a touching personalised reminder of a loved one now passed on.

Blocks of colour provided by a patchwork stained glass window- the work of the Borderers Quilting Group.

An incredibly rare painted Medieval Wall of Life. You can only glimpse the original behind a screen and it is difficult to decipher but the modern rendition gives an impression of how vibrant it once would have been.

The end on a flourish. The restored embroidered wall hanging behind the Prayer Circle. These roundels have been repaired and updated to reflect recent events including the centenary of WWI. I took many photos but the pansies are my personal favourite.

It was my first visit to the town and I was very taken with it. A few more shots to follow.


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