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HOW NORMAN DESIGNERS REVELLED IN STONE AT KILPECK AND PATRIXBOURNE

HOW NORMAN DESIGNERS REVELLED IN STONE AT KILPECK AND PATRIXBOURNE

Eight or nine miles south-west of Hereford there is a parish called Kilpeck, and its church, which is dedicated to S. David of Wales, is a magnificent example of what the Norman craftsman could do. A decided Celtic influence is noticeable in the ornamentation above the South door, which we see above (left). There is a snake design writhing monstrously upon both the jambs. Notice the fine ironwork on the door itself. Ivy clings close about the fine doorway of the church (right) at Patrixbourne, Kent, which lies in the line of the Pilgrims' Way from Canterbury to the coast, about a mile north of the Dover Road. The age of this shallow, arched porch and its door is as obvious as it is remarkable.

Other pictures from Landmarks of the Normans


SENLAC, THE SUSSEX HILL WHERE THE LAND OF ENGLAND CHANGED HANDS

IFFLEY'S WEST DOOR AND A PORTAL OF OLD DUNFERMLINE ABBEY

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