ST5399 : Virgin and Child Tintern Abbey

taken 7 years ago, near to Chapel Hill, Monmouthshire/Sir Fynwy, Great Britain

Virgin and Child Tintern Abbey
Virgin and Child Tintern Abbey
Someone had placed some red carnations in this statue which stands at the edge of the nave of the old Abbey Church. The northern edge of the grid square is just on the right of the image.The sculptor for the project was Philip Chatfield, who specialises in medieval techniques and used only hand tools.



The carving was undertaken in 2005 in public view on the site of the cloister of the former monastic Benedictine Priory, founded in 1101, the final stages of the carving being completed inside the church. The eyes of the statue were carved by candlelight at night, in the medieval tradition.

The statue was blessed and dedicated by Rt Revd Dominic Walker , Bishop of Monmouth, on 11 February 2006 and now stands at the entrance to the Lady Chapel in the Priory Church.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 November, 2014   (more nearby)
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Monday, 24 November, 2014
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Statue 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5330 9998 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:41.7968N 2:40.6249W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5331 9997
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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