North Cadbury Church – 3 ELEMENTS: Monument, Ferramenta & Bench Ends

North Cadbury Church – 3 ELEMENTS: Monument, Ferramenta & Bench Ends

The church of St Michael lies to the south of North Cadbury village, adjacent to North Cadbury Court (late 16th C). The church has many fascinating aspects. I have chosen three elements to see where they lead in terms of the church’s history. I visited the exterior of...
The English Baroque Plasterwork Garland

The English Baroque Plasterwork Garland

Baroque architecture developed in Italy in the early-17th C and appeared in England during the 1660s. The Baroque garland was a motif that appeared as part of a scheme in English plasterwork. This post looks at three examples of plasterwork garlands in Baroque...
Funeral Hatchments at Crowcombe Church

Funeral Hatchments at Crowcombe Church

I recently visited the Holy Ghost Parish Church at Crowcombe in The Quantock Hills, Somerset. The Carew Chapel contains some fine hatchments. Besides church architecture the fixtures and fixings provide us with clues to social history. Human social history evolves and...