A carved Roman figure of Aesculapius, in a niche in the south wall of St Giles' Church

Date:
1930-1951
Location:
St Giles' Church, Tockenham, Wiltshire
Reference:
AA51/06161
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

It is thought that reused stones and the figure of Aesculapius in the walls of St Giles' Church were originally from a nearby villa complex, which has been dated as being from the 2nd to 4th centuries. This carved figure is suggested to have been a household god.

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

Medieval Parish Church, Statue, Religion