A misericord in Holy Trinity Church depicting a damaged figure riding a sphinx, supported on the left by two figures fighting and on the right by a female figure being attacked by a dog and man

Date:
1930-1949
Location:
Holy Trinity Church, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Old Town, Stratford-On-Avon, Warwickshire
Reference:
AA49/09035
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. This misericord, on the south side of the chancel, depicts a ride, since damaged, on a sphinx. This is supported on the left by a man and woman fighting, the man holding the woman's hair whilst she tries to scratch his face. The right supporter is a female figure, perhaps half human-half animal, whose leg has been seized by a dog and who is being birched by a man.

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 Collegiate Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion