Monday, 24 March 2014

Knook, Wiltshire

These carvings are part of St Margaret's church, Knook.

Decorated capital on the south of the chancel arch.

The north capital has a slightly less formal design.

The tympanum over the blocked south door is intricately carved with interweaving scrolls and creatures. It's only faint and also obscured by lichens, so my interpretation is a bit vague. But that's a good excuse for another visit.

circle-shaped anglo-saxon knots terminate in two twirls on the left hand side.

This is the short stretch of interlace that's been copied so it makes a long border above the altar.

 Images © Rhiannon 2014

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