A misericord depicting a woman reaching towards a unicorn into which a man is plunging a spear, with a shield with a coat of arms positioned between the figures, in Holy Trinity Church

Date:
1949
Location:
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire
Reference:
AA49/05497
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The Holy Trinity Church has 28 misericords dating from the 15th century. Described by Pevsner as "most entertaining even if no great shakes as sculpture" they depict human figures, mythical beasts, and foliate motifs. The misericord in this photograph, on the south side of the chancel, depicts a woman reaching towards a unicorn, into which a man is plunging a spear. Between the figures, a shield bearing a coat of arms is positioned. The scene is supported by a leaf on either side.

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

Misericord, Medieval Church, Medieval Collegiate Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Collegiate Church, Religion