Friday 25 June 2021

Coming out of your shell.

In this case literally apparently.......I rule nothing out these days when I go exploring round churches! 

This one is to be found in the tiny church in Wordwell, Suffolk and is now in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust. It has a wealth of treasures to behold, but this jester is to be found on the back of the bench below as part of a highly unusual frieze. There is nothing else quite like it in the county apparently and it is thought to date somewhere from 14th to 15th century. It "may" represent worldly dangers and the peril of the devil round every corner beyond the safety of the church or it may just be the carver showing his sense of humour!

With that may I wish you all a fabulous weekend. 


1 comment:

  1. What might have beenvin the carvers head when that emmerged?


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