I have been collecting a lot of photos of carvings, grotesques, and graffiti in assorted churches recently, which I ought to share!
Firstly, a super little church; the Round Church in Little Maplestead, Essex – built for the Knights Hospitaller in the mid 14thC, and a lovely place to visit.
First, some finely-detailed tracery over the door – with the Knights’ cross just visible, by happy accident!
Then a pair of very pleasantly welcoming faces at the door 🙂
Now, for something completely different – a sweet little dragon, on a font…
In a church that seems to have a lion theme! This from round the door. It’s St Mary le Tower in Ipswich, which also has a Maryan shrine that’s worth a visit.
Then the grafitti, as advertised; from Framlingham church. Messy lot, those mediaeval peasants!
Finally, just because I can – my all-time favourite church, the one that Wimer built – an arch from the remains of the 12thC Orford church, still standing behind the current one.
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