The 12th century arch and tympanum above the north doorway of St Swithin's Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
ST SWITHINS CHURCH, Church Road, Quenington, Cotswold, Gloucestershire
Reference:
AA51/06154
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The carved tympanum depicts the Harrowing of Hell: Christ piercing a figure of Satan with the cross, while three souls representing the jaws of Hell rise from the head of a serpent. The tympanum sits within a smaller inner arch above the doorway, the arch of which has an inner order of chevrons, and an outer order of chevrons, 'limpet shells', and lozenges.

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

Norman, Arch, Tympanum, Medieval Parish Church, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion