TL3655 : Alabaster figures

taken 3 months ago, near to Toft, Cambridgeshire, Great Britain

Alabaster figures
Alabaster figures
These fragments displayed in St Andrew's Church are from a reredos damaged by the notorious iconoclast William Dowsing in the 1640s. At the left stands a bishop, his hands amputated and his crozier missing; at the right a decapitated figure has been variously identified as St Hubert (bishop of Liège and patron of hunters) or alternatively King Henry VI, clad in a robe, mantle and ermine tippet and bearing a sceptre and a book, with a large key hanging from his belt and a small dog at his feet. The figures are of high quality. Dowsing was paid 6s8d (33p) for "purifying" them.

The location in a recess on the south wall of the chancel can be seen in John Salmon's TL3655 : St Andrew, Toft - Chancel, between the priest's door and the southeast window.

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Date Taken
Friday, 16 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Saturday, 17 April, 2021
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Detail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3624 5577 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:11.0016N 0:0.5209W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 3624 5577
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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