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SERIES : Stone Bestiary
TITLE : corbel no 1 - Kilpeck No 1-2
GENRE: Black & White Art Print
DATE: 07/09/2014 09:08:20
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England
Photographer : Paul E Williams

Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 , most westerly on the south naive wall - the Bestiary suggests this corbel might eepict a sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, 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 : corbel no 1 - Kilpeck No 1-2<br />
GENRE: Black & White Art Print<br />
DATE: 07/09/2014 09:08:20<br />
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England<br />
Photographer : Paul E Williams<br />
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Norman Romanesque exterior corbel no 1 , most westerly on the  south naive wall  - the Bestiary suggests this corbel might eepict a sculpture of a quail that it has just killed its young. This is based on a  bestiary story that tells of a Pelican that kills its young. It then pecks its breast to draw blood and sits on its dead offspring and the blood brings the young bird back to life. This is an allegory of Christ giving his blood on the cross for mankind. The Norman Romanesque Church of St Mary and St David, Kilpeck Herefordshire, 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.