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snaarman 15th September 2008 07:37 AM

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In the 15th century they didn't have photography. If you saw something happening, you had to grab a bit of wood and carve it quickly. I suppose it could then be used in court.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/612/misericord1.jpg

Pete

OK, it is 15th century, but its a misericord in Ripon Cathedral. Nice place - Ripon.

ndl0071 15th September 2008 08:35 AM

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An unusual picture, well spotted:)

HughofBardfield 15th September 2008 08:48 AM

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I dunno - if it's not nailed down, someone will nick it!

yorky 15th September 2008 09:26 AM

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Isn't it amazing what they managed to achieve with the primitive tools etc. Workmanship like that is lost today.

jdal 15th September 2008 10:46 AM

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Nice shot Pete. There are a couple of rows of misericords in St Nicholas's Cathederal in Newcastle, they are very strange.

I don't really agree that these skills have gone, they are around - I have a friend who is a roofer by trade but discovered that he could carve wood and does some wonderful stuff. And there's that company in Yorkshire who's signature is a mouse - can't remember the name. The trouble is it's expensive, and probably was then.

One of the Newcastle ones - remarkably similar in style & wood, even though the subject matter is very different:

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Jim Ford 15th September 2008 11:56 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by HughofBardfield (Post 24685)
I dunno - if it's not nailed down, someone will nick it!

When a guide showed me the misericords in Winchester Cathedral, they told me some had been recently stolen.

Jim

Jim Ford 15th September 2008 12:10 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by yorky (Post 24693)
Workmanship like that is lost today.

Not really. This was the first attempt by my wife at wood carving a few years ago. No-one had told her how difficult it would be - so she just got on with it!

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/ar...<br /> /69467

The others at the top of the page are also by her.

One her more recent carvings:

http://www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk/ar...hp/photo/69460

Jim

Barr1e 15th September 2008 02:15 PM

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Hi Jim -

Need permission to enter.

Regards. Barr1e


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