NY9364 : Stone carving - a fox preaching to geese

taken 1 year ago, near to Hexham, Northumberland, Great Britain

Stone carving - a fox preaching to geese
Stone carving - a fox preaching to geese
At Hexham Abbey. One of several unconventional figures decorating the tomb of Prior Leschman (1480-1491) - the full array of carvings is shown here NY9364 : The north face of the Chantry Chapel of Prior Leschman .
The fox preaching to geese is 'a satirical comment on the clergy popular at that time' - Hexham Abbey website LinkExternal link . Other examples have been photographed by Geograph conributors at churches in Sussex TQ7126 : Fox & Geese misericord, Etchingham church and Somerset ST3350 : St Michael's church, Brent Knoll - bench end (1) .
A blog from St George's Chapel, Windsor LinkExternal link considers the significance of the preaching fox carved on a misericord there.
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Thursday, 29 June, 2017   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 15 July, 2017
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Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.2939N 2:6.1279W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 935 641
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