TF3244 : St Botolph's - Choir Stall Carvings - 14

taken 8 years ago, near to Boston, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

St  Botolph's - Choir Stall Carvings - 14
St Botolph's - Choir Stall Carvings - 14
I think that this is an owl - but something horrible seems to have befallen its head - is it wrapped in the coils of a snake ?
St Botolph's - Carvings
The choir stalls and misericords at St Botolph's parish church, Boston date from the late C14th making them over 600 years old. They are situated on either side of the chancel just after the arch that separates it from the nave.
They depict many strange, wonderful and often humorous beasts and actions. Some are obvious, some far less so, and some of the scenes are obviously allegorical or cautionary. Most of all they are a testament to the ability of those mediaeval carvers who embellished the furnishings of the church with such skill and artistry.
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Date Taken
Friday, 28 October, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 8 November, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Place (from Tags)
Boston 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3272 4419 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:58.7179N 0:1.4842W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 3272 4419
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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Carving  Medieval Wood Carving  Wood Carving  Choir Stalls 

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