All Saints Tour – 3 Animals and Foliage

animalcourseWhen Street restored All Saints, it seems likely that he replaced all the ornamentation where it was badly worn. This string course immediately below the parapet of the nave roof has attractive carved animals alternating with foliage all the way round. The reason for believing that these were replacements for original carvings is that one or two of the older carvings still exist.

oldanimalThis animal (a long-tailed rabbit or a long-eared weasel!) is at position 3. at the north west corner of the nave next to the pinnacle.

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