William Morris Archive

11 July 1871 Kirkiuboe [3]

Bibliographic Citation

Martin Stott, photographer, “11 July 1871 Kirkiuboe [3],” William Morris Archive, accessed May 29, 2023, https://morrisarchive.lib.uiowa.edu/items/show/1667.


11 July 1871 Kirkiuboe [3]


Martin Stott, photographer


‘ . . . thence we went into the more modern church (such a flower-bed as its roof was!) which was nevertheless interesting from its having a complete set of bench-ends richly carved (in deal) of the 15th century, but quite northern in character, the interlacing work mingling with regular 15th century heraldic work and very well carved figures that yet retained in costume and style a strong tinge of the 13th century: the ornament of the bishop’s throne, a chair with a trefoiled canopy, though I am pretty sure of the same date as thebench-ends, was entirely of the northern interlacing work’ (IJ pp 15-16).