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Adrian Fletcher & Sons and Dom Paradox in Britain, September - November 2009

 

last updated 13 February 2010

 

WEST MIDLANDS AND WELSH MARCHES

 

 

1. East South and West of England

 

2. North East of England

 

4. West Midlands (this page)

 

3. North West of England

 

ANCESTOR MARRIAGE PLACES IN ENGLAND IN THE 1700s 1800s & 1900s

 

 

Just for a change, the earliest visits time-wise are at the bottom of this page

 

 

 

St Peter & St Paul, Rock - arch capitals - a lion being nuzzled, a centaur about to shoot a deer on his back, an exhibitionist with a serpent piercing his leg and biting his ear.

 

Link to a new page in Paradoxplace with a description and more photos from SS Peter & Paul at Rock

 

link to crsbi descriptions

 

 

On the way to Rock, we stopped off at the cheese-maker in Monkland - not just excellent cheese but the only decent bacon we have had in England !

 

 

 

St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley - Norman knights fighting on the font.

 

Link to a new page in Paradoxplace with a full description and more photos of the Eardisley font

 

link to crsbi descriptions     another interesting web page

 

 

 

St Michael and All Angels, Castle Frome - baptism of Jesus (with fish) plus signs of the evangelists.

 

Link to new page in Paradoxplace - with a full set of photos of the font in St Michael and All Angels, Castle Frome

 

link to crsbi descriptions

 

 

 

St George Brinsop - St Geotge skewers a legless wingless dragon, accompanied by voussoir images, inter alia, of Pisces and Taurus.

 

Link to new page in Paradoxplace with photos of St George Brinsop

 

link to crsbi descriptions

 

 

 

Hereford Cathedral and 3 of the 14 defaced Knights Templar guarding the shrine of  "the other St Thomas" - Saint Thomas Cantilupe (c1218 - 1282 (64)), latterly Bishop of Hereford (though he died in Montefiascone in Lazio, where Adriano has a favourite seafood lunch Ristorante called Da Rita), who was canonised in 1320.   Thomas was the Provincial Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and there are 14 of them standing and sitting in niches around the lower part of the shrine.

 

 

 

St Mary & St David Kilpeck

 

Link to new page in Paradoxplace with photos from Kilpeck

 

link to crsbi descriptions

 

 

LITTLE MALVERN AND GREAT MALVERN

 

 

 

Little Malvern Priory        Web Site

 

Link to new page in Paradoxplace with photos from Little Malvern Priory

 

 

 

Great Malvern Priory has an almost complete set of medieval monthly activity misericords, though this one is neither medieval nor monthly activity - just a Victorian bit of fun which we enjoyed.

 

Link to new page about Great Malvern Priory in Paradoxplace

 

 

 

Great Malvern Priory - bench end parade.

 

 

 

St James Abson

 

 

St James Abson - dinner of sinner in the sun - very Puglianesque

 

Link to new page about St James the Greater, Abson, in Paradoxplace

 

 

 

St James Abson - the shadow side.

 

 

 

St Mary Winterbourne Monkton and a Sheela called Na-Gig on the font.

 

 

 

St James Avebury - a croziered bishop (R) having his foot nuzzled by a Wyvern.  Never heard of Wyverns ?  Don't fret - the Paradox Bestiary is on the way ......

 

 

 

 

1. East South and West of England

 

2. North East of England

 

4. West Midlands (this page)

 

3. North West of England

 

ANCESTOR MARRIAGE PLACES IN ENGLAND IN THE 1700s 1800s & 1900s

 

 

 

 

LINK TO PARADOXPLACE

Adrian Fletcher's main website

 

 

Paradoxplace, a place full of  the buildings (especially abbeys cathedrals and churches), art, books, history and stories of the movers and shakers of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Europe / Renaissance Italy and Western Europe plus lots of foodie stuff. 

 

 

Paradoxplace photo pages about Britain

 

 

Bellatrovata is the original "on the road" site for Adrian (aka Adriano and Dom Paradox) Fletcher's European explorations.  Material relating to explorations in Italy (including Tuscany, Rome and Venice), Spain, France and Britain between 2004 and 2006 has now been transferred to Adrian's main web site - Paradoxplace - and Bellatrovata has been spring cleaned in preparation for the next road trips in England (Autumn 2009) and  Northern Italy and Burgundy (May 2010).

 

 

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