A 12th century tympanum with low relief carvings of two creatures facing each other beneath false voussoirs, set into the exterior west wall of St Lawrence's Church

Date:
1958
Location:
St Lawrence's Church, Wynford Eagle, West Dorset, Dorset
Reference:
AA59/01947
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

St Lawrence's Church was rebuilt in 1840, at a site 500 yards to the north of the medieval church it replaced, though retains some medieval features. The 12th century tympanum has been reset into the west wall of the exterior. It features two creatures, perhaps wyverns or eagles, facing each other. The band of false voussoirs above are inscribed with 'MAHAD DEGELE', perhaps translated at Maud or Matilda of the Eagle, and 'ALVI ME FECI(T)'.

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

Tympanum, Post Medieval Parish Church, Religion