A misericord in St Mary's Church depicting Samson riding a lion, supported on the left by a dog, since beheaded, and on the right by a cockatrice

Date:
1950
Location:
St Marys Church, Nantwich, Cheshire East
Reference:
AA50/08660
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The choir stalls of St Mary's Church feature 20 medieval misericords dating from the late 14th century. It is suggested that this misericord, in the tenth stall from the west on the north side of the choir, may depict King Richard I, also known as Richard the Lionheart or Richard Coeur de Lion, rather than Samson.

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, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion