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Church of St Nicholas, Barfreston (Kent)

 

The South Door Inner Voussoirs

 

 

St Nicholas, Barfreston

 

 

St Nicholas - S Door - Tympanum

 

 

St Nicholas - S Door - Outer Voussoirs

 

 

St Nicholas - S Door - Inner Voussoirs (this page)

 

 

Corbels

 

 

Link to Kent Archaeological Society Description

 

 

 

The little church of St Nicholas, Barfreston, lies in a tiny hamlet (with an attractive pub) just off the A2 road from Canterbury to Dover.  It was thus loosely on the pilgrims roads to Canterbury and Rome.  It dates from the latter 1100s and the walls are built from a mixture of locally sourced broken flint stone, and blocks of stone from Caen.  It has a fine display of original (mostly) corbels, a beautiful "wagon wheel" rose window, and arguably the most interesting 1100s tympanum and voussoirs sculptures in the UK. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

b - A fox gets an acrobat going

 

 

 

c - Karaoke night in the fox pub

 

 

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g - This is thought to be one of the earliest representations of Thomas Becket, murdered in his cathedral at nearby Canterbury on 29 December 1170.

 

 

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m  - A successful hunter rides his billy-goat home

 

 

 

 

 

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