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

Date:
1930-1947
Location:
ST SWITHINS CHURCH, Leonard Stanley, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Reference:
AA47/08276
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 north wall depicts the Mary Magdalene washing of Christ's feet. It is thought that no other examples of sculptural respresentations of Mary Magdalene exist from the 12th century in England.

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