The finial of a bench end in St Andrew's Church, depicting a kneeling elephant carrying a small castle on its back

Date:
1930-1949
Location:
ST ANDREWS CHURCH, South Lopham, SOUTH LOPHAM, Breckland, Norfolk
Reference:
AA49/08683
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The 15th century finials on pews in St Andrew's Church depict figurative and animal motifs. This finial shows an elephant (although the carver interpreted the trunk as an elongated beak and added hoofs to the animal) and represents Elephant and Castle.

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

Finial, Early Medieval Church, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion