A wooden carving of a bishop, perhaps St Nicholas, and a goose, on the pulpit of St Nicholas' Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
St Nicholas Church, Idbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire
Reference:
AA51/01344
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

Three 15th century bench ends from the pews at the west end of the nave were reused in the pulpit, which was constructed in 1906. The central of these panels features a carving of a bishop, which is presumed to represent St Nicholas but may represent St Martin. The significance of the large goose is not known, though geese feature in the iconography of St Martin, with whom St Nicholas is often associated.

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

Pulpit, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion