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Misericord Carvings

 

A misericord (sometimes named mercy seat) is a small wooden structure formed on the underside of a folding seat in a church which, when the seat is folded up, is intended to act as a shelf to support a person in a partially standing position during long periods of prayer

 

 

 

Misericords in English churches date from the start of the 13th century right up until the 21st century, although after the beginning of the 17th century they are viewed as modern copies with little or no historical importance. Remnant's 1969 catalogue dismisses everything after that date as "modern", rarely even affording it a description, but there are many wonderful carvings from the Victorian era, and even the modern day. The earliest set of misericords can be found in the choir stalls of Exeter Cathedral and date from the middle of the 13th century. The vast majority of English misericords date from the 14th and 15th centuries and are curiously most often depictions of secular or pagan images and scenes, entirely at odds with the Christian iconography and aesthetic that surround them.

We stock a range of casts from the original carvings.

Please check them out below.

 

 
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Celtic Dragon Medieval Misericord Church Carving (Cartmel Priory).
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£19.99
Green Man Bookend - Authentic Medieval Carving From Ely Cathedral
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£20.99
Green Man Medieval Misericord Wall Plaque - St Chads
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£21.99
Green Man Wall Plaque From Worcester Cathedral Version 2
Green Man Misericord Carving From Worcester Cathedral
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£18.99
Celtic Dragon & Hermit Duel: Medieval Misericord Church Carving
Misericord Carving from Chester Cathedral
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£21.99
Green Man Corbel Wall Plaque From Beverley Minster
Green Man Misericord Carving From Beverley Minster
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£13.99
Dragon Carving with a Human Head Original Cast from Chester Cathedral
Green Man Misericord Carving From Chester Cathedral
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£18.99
Green Man Wall Plaque Misericord Carving From Lincoln Cathedral
Lincoln Imp, Lincoln Green Man
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£15.99
Green Man Wall Plaque From Worcester Cathedral Version 1
Green Man Misericord Carving From Worcester Cathedral
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£18.99
Gothic Bat Corbel from Beverley Minster
Bat Corbel Misericord Carving From Beverley Minster
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£13.99
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