A misericord in St Mary the Virgin's Church depicting Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, supported on either side by grapes and leaves

Date:
1930-1949
Location:
St Mary The Virgin's Church, Gayton, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire
Reference:
AA49/08862
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

St Mary the Virgin's Church was built in the 14th and 15th centuries, and was restored in the 19th and 20th centuries. The misericords in the chancel are believed to be from the 14th and 15th centuries, possibly originally from St James Abbey near Northampton or Dunston Abbey, but several - including this misericord - may be later. This misericord, on the south side of the chancel, shows Christ's Entry into Jerusalem, supported on each side by grapes and leaves. A praying figure on the battlements above a gate into the city watches over the figure of Christ on a donkey, since damaged.

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 Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, 20th Century Parish Church, Religion