St Mary Magdalene's Church, Eardisley (Statue Niche)

Recent Photograph of St Mary Magdalene's Church (Statue Niche) (Eardisley)

This niche is between arches in the south arcade, and would have held a statue in the Middle Ages. Today it is a carved wooden plaque in the shape of an inverted shield, with a sun at the apex, and a pair of hands holding a bowl upwards towards the sun, as if to capture the sun's rays.

This can be seen in a close-up of the carving, below.

Eardisley, St Mary Magdalene's Church (Statue Niche)

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 28th July 2009.
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