A misericord in tewkesbury Abbey depicting a woman using a washing beetle to beat a man, lying on the ground with his legs raised in the air

Date:
1950
Location:
Tewkesbury Abbey, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
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St Mary's Abbey Church, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire
Reference:
AA50/08668
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The misericords of Tewkesbury Abbey date from the 14th century. This misericord is located on the north side of the choir, in the second stall from the east. A washing beetle, or laundry bat, was used to beat or pound cloth during its washing.

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 Abbey, Religion