Window Stops - St Margaret - Crick, Northamptonshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 20.845 W 001° 08.255
30U E 626858 N 5801312
The chancel windows of St Margaret's, Crick, have double label stops carved with figures, exotic beasts and foliage.
Waymark Code: WMRZRF
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/30/2016
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
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"When the chancel was rebuilt during the Decorated period it was embellished internally with some very exuberant carvings at the ends of the window arches - window “stops” to be more technical . The nave roof corbels have further carvings. There is nothing restrained about these carvings: they are large and brash with a strong sense of mischief!

Some of the superb chancel carvings. There is a spectacular Green Man. The lions are juxtaposed with the arms of (left) the Beauchamp (pron, “Beecham”) and (right) the Astley families. This refers to the links between the families established by the marriage in 1325 of Sir Thomas de Astley, who was responsible for many of the c14 alterations to this church, to Elizabeth Beauchamp daughter of the Earl of Warwick. 100 years later the Earldom was held by Richard Neville, famous as the “Kingmaker” in the Wars of the Roses (one might more accurately describe him as the “Perpetual Turncoat” perhaps....!). The monkey or ape was believed to embody the desires and lusts of a man without the self-restraint. The dragons are particularly ferocious!"

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