Monday, 5 October 2009

St Mary - Female effigy, Whitbeck

St Mary
Whitbeck
Nr Millom
Cumbria

This weather worn effigy of a woman can be found against the North wall at the west end of the nave.

It looks to me as if it may have been outside in the church yard for a time, such is the worn nature of this stone artifact. It probably dates from the early 14th century, and depicts a woman with her arms crossed across her chest, wearing a flowing gown.

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