A misericord in Manchester Cathedral depicting an elephant without a trunk carrying a castle upon its back, supported on either side by flowers in roundels

Date:
1950
Location:
Manchester Cathedral, Manchester
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Cathedral Church Of St Mary, Fennel Street, Manchester
Reference:
AA50/08655
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The choir stalls in Manchester Cathedral date from around 1505-1510. This misericord, in the fifth stall from the west on the south side of the choir, depicts an elephant carrying a double-turreted castle upon its back. No trunk has been carved for the elephant. This is supported on either side by three flowers in a roundel.

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 Collegiate Church, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Collegiate Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Cathedral, Religion