A view of the south face of the 15th century churchyard cross, featuring a sculpture of St Michael slaying a dragon in a niche supported by two carved figures of priests, in the churchyard of St Catherine's Church

Date:
1930-1952
Location:
St Catherine's Church, Churchyard Cross, Drayton, South Somerset, Somerset
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St Catherine's Church, Drayton, South Somerset, Somerset
Reference:
AA52/09202
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The churchyard cross in the churchyard of St Catherine's Church dates from the 15th century, and was altered in the 17th century. The original three-stepped octagonal base supports a tapering shaft, crowned by a ball finial which dates from a later alteration. A sculpture depicting St Michael with a sword and shield, slaying a dragon, is carved on the south face. The niche in which this sculpture stands is supported by two small carved figures of priests.

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 Cross, Religion