A misericord in St Cuthbert's Church depicting a crowned king holding two sceptres, with a griffin on either side, supported by leaves

Date:
1930-1954
Location:
St Cuthberts Church, Darlington
Reference:
AA54/04141
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

St Cuthbert's Church has eighteen misericords, thought to have been installed between 1406 and 1430. This misericord, the ninth from the east on the south side, depicts a crowned king holding a sceptres in each hand. On either side of this figure is a griffin, facing each other. The misericord is supported on either side by a triple-lobed leaf. It is suggested that this misericord may be a depiction of the Flight of Alexander the Great.

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

Misericord, Medieval Church, Religion