Chivelstone (2)

We admired Chivelstone so much as an example of unrestored, rustic, religiosity that we returned to examine it more carefully, particularly since it is so little written about in the relevant topographical literature and is the subject of an HLF application for lottery funding:-

The screen is, as I had thought, pre-Reformation, thought to be c.1460, and although presumably quite heavily restored, still gives a sense of Catholic iconography before Henry VIII and Cromwell got to work.

One of the figures on the outer screens, thought to be post-Reformation:-

St. Sylvester (or Gregory the Great):-

St. Matthew:-

St. Mark:-

St. Jude:-

St. Andrew:-

Outside there is a hillside cemetery with beautiful slate tombs:-

And the farmyard:-


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