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SERIES : Stone Bestiary
TITLE : South Doorway Arch Kilpeck No 146-1
GENRE: Black & White Art Print
DATE: 09/09/2014 15:05:07
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England
Photographer : Paul E Williams

Close up of the Norman Romanesque relief sculptures of the South doorway arch depicting mythical beasts and dragons. 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 : South Doorway Arch Kilpeck No 146-1<br />
GENRE: Black & White Art Print<br />
DATE: 09/09/2014 15:05:07<br />
LOCATION : Kilpeck Herifordshire, England<br />
Photographer : Paul E Williams<br />
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Close up of the Norman Romanesque relief sculptures of the South doorway arch depicting mythical beasts and dragons. 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.