The pulpit of St Sampson's Church, made from medieval carved bench ends
- St Sampson's Church, Church Hill, St. Sampson, Golant, Cornwall
- Photograph (Negative)
Pevsner notes that the bench ends in St Sampson's Church, some of which were used to make the pulpit, are "uncommonly varied". They date from the late 15th or early 16th century. The carvings shown in this photograph are, from left to right, two crowned heads on top of castles, an astrolabe, and perhaps a saint. It is thought that the crowned heads and castles may represent King Ferdinand of Spain, as the arms of the house of Castile feature castles; Ferdinand's daughter Catherine of Aragon married Henry VIII in 1509.
© Historic England Archive
Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree
Pulpit, Medieval Parish Church, Religion
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