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Carved crucifix

Many treasures from Somerset churches were destroyed at the Reformation. This alabaster fragment formed part of a crucifixion scene and was carved in Nottingham in about 1500. It probably comes...

Allerton Cope

A cope is a long cloak worn by a priest or bishop. The Allerton cope is made of silk and decorated with English embroidery in silver gilt and silk thread....

Carved panel

This panel was probably made for Taunton Priory. It includes the arms of Richard Fox, Bishop of Winchester, and the initials of William Yorke, Prior of Taunton. Yorke was nominated...

Carving of figure from Meare Church

This male figure comes from the church at Meare, which was built by the abbots of Glastonbury. The figure dates from about 1500 and evidently depicts a priest or saint....

Carved church screen

This sculptured limestone panel is part of a reredos or screen carved in about 1500. The reredos probably stood behind the high altar of St Johnês Church in Wellington and...

Carvings from Knowle St Giles Church

These carvings were made for the church at Knowle St Giles in about 1500 and were probably part of the roof interior. They show a bearded man and a grotesque...

Kewstoke Reliquary

The relics of saints had powerful significance for the faithful. This limestone reliquary was found in St Paulês Church in Kewstoke. It held a wooden cup which was believed to...

Stained glass window panel

Stained glass windows lit the churches and monasteries of medieval Somerset. The fragments of glass shown here come from Glastonbury Abbey and date from about 1450 to 1500....

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