Part of an oak Golgotha, featuring carvings of rocks, skulls, and bones, which was once part of the rood screen in St Andrew's Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, Church Street, Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon
Reference:
AA51/05918
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

The Golgotha at St Andrew's Church is unique, having survived the Reformation. Now in two separate pieces measuring 7 feet and 6 feet in length, and both 3 feet thick, it features carvings skulls and bones strewn amongst rocks. It is suggested that the Golgotha was hung above the rood screen and formed the foundations of the rood, as the mortise holes for the crosses are clearly cut. It was likely removed from the church in 1549 and was cut into two pieces, which are said to have remained in the churchyard.

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

Rood Screen, Sculpture, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion