A column with a carved capital depicting the Nativity, in the chancel of St Swithin's Church

Date:
1930-1947
Location:
ST SWITHINS CHURCH, Leonard Stanley, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Reference:
AA47/08275
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The column shafts in the chancel of St Swithin's Church feature carved capitals, the subjects of which are rare within the surviving examples of Romanesque sculpture in England. The capital on the south wall depicts the Nativity, with Mary reclining on a bed and an angel drawing back a curtain.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Capital, Medieval Church, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion