Monday, 5 October 2009

All Saints -Grave slab, Bolton

All Saints

Two external items can be seen here at Bolton's church of All Saints. The first is this intriguing piece of red sandstone. Built into the external face of the South wall of the nave, just to the left of the porch, it would have been very easy to overlook....luckily I photographed it when photographing the female effigy next to it. This stone probably represents the remains of a late 11th century grave slab....similar to those found at Kirkoswald and Edenhall, and is carved with an irregular chevron pattern.

The female effigy is situated in the same place, on the wall to the left of the porch.

It probably dates from the 14th century, and is very weather worn.

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