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SERIES : Stone Bestiary
TITLE : Green Man Kilpeck No 32-3
GENRE: Colour Art Print
DATE: 10/09/2014 09:10:47
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England
Photographer : Paul E Williams

Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 32 round from the south west corner, apse corbel A6 - sculpture of an inverted head of a creature that is a cross between the ibex with a pigs snout. In the bestiary the strength of the Ibex horns will save it if it falls from a mountain and lands on them. This is an allegory of learned men who understand the harmony of the New and Old Testaments which are the two horns that give them strength if they fall. Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140.

The small Church of St Mary and St David at Kilpeck in the English county of Herefordshire is one of the architectural gems of England. It has one of the finest collections of Romanesque Norman sculpture left in England. The church was built around 1140, and almost certainly before 1143 when it was given to the Abbey of Gloucester. The carvings in the local red sandstone are remarkable for their number and their fine state of preservation, particularly round the south door, the west window, and along a row of corbels which run right around the exterior of the church under the eaves. The carvings are all original and in their original positions. They have been attributed to a Herefordshire School of stonemasons, probably local but who may have been instructed by master masons recruited in France by Oliver de Merlimond.
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SERIES : Stone Bestiary<br />
TITLE : Green Man Kilpeck No 32-3<br />
GENRE: Colour Art Print<br />
DATE: 10/09/2014 09:10:47<br />
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England<br />
Photographer : Paul E Williams<br />
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Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 32  round from the south west corner, apse corbel A6 - sculpture of an inverted head of a creature that is a cross between the ibex with a pigs snout. In the bestiary the strength of the Ibex horns will save it if it falls from a mountain and lands on them. This is an allegory of learned men who understand the harmony of the New and Old Testaments which are the two horns that give them strength if they fall. Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herifordshire, England. Built around 1140.<br />
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The small  Church of St Mary and St David at Kilpeck in the English county of Herefordshire is one of the architectural gems of England. It has one of the finest collections of Romanesque Norman sculpture left in England. The church was built around 1140, and almost certainly before 1143 when it was given to the Abbey of Gloucester. The carvings in the local red sandstone are remarkable for their number and their fine state of preservation, particularly round the south door, the west window, and along a row of corbels which run right around the exterior of the church under the eaves. The carvings are all original and in their original positions. They have been attributed to a Herefordshire School of stonemasons, probably local but who may have been instructed by master masons recruited in France by Oliver de Merlimond.