Tympanum - St Bartholomew - Hognaston, Derbyshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 03.119 W 001° 39.033
30U E 590450 N 5878905
A Norman tympanum over the south door to St Bartholomew's church, Hognaston.
Waymark Code: WM11RVN
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 12/12/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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"the doorway with its unusual tympanum (the stone within the arch) and its/ font which are early Norman, dating from the last half of the 12th century. Worth noting on the doorway is the typical Romanesque beak-headed moulding, two small heads on the capitals, and the dog-tooth pattern on the rounded arch. The tympanum is very crude and various interpretations are given to it. It depicts a bishop with his crozier, the holy Lamb, some birds and various beasts, including a pig. While the jambs and arch are the work of an itinerant mason, the crudity of the tympanum suggests it was the work of the village blacksmith."

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