A medieval sculpture depicting St Eligius shoeing a horse, and a plaque to the memory of Mary Ann Alford, above the south door in St Nicholas' Church

Date:
1930-1954
Location:
St Nicholas' Church, Durweston, North Dorset, Dorset
Reference:
AA54/04466
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

The carved sculpture was found in the 19th century under the east window during restoration. It represents St Eligius (also known as St Eloy or St Loye) shoeing a horse, following the legend that the saint shod a horse possessed of the devil by removing the horses leg and reattaching it once shod.

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, Medieval Carved Stone, Art And Design, Religion