Kilpeck Church Kilpeck, England c. 1140
This little red church in Herefordshire is home to one of the finest collections of Romanesque sculpture in England. Completed around 1140, it has survived remarkably unaltered to the present day.
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Overviewby Holly Hayes
October 12, 2011
The small church has a simple plan of nave, chancel and round apse. All features date from the original construction in c.1140 except the window and south door at the east end (added 14th century) and the belfry (added 1840s). The west window and south door are beautifully carved with figurative and abstract designs and the roofline is populated with cartoonish corbels. The carvings draw their themes from the pilgrim routes in France and Spain and incorporate the artistic traditions of the Vikings, Saxons, Celts, Franks and Spaniards. continue reading →
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