Harpley's Bench Ends & Poppy Heads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give." — Winston Churchill

Harpley Church has a wonderful array of Bench Ends and Poppy heads, gifted to the Church by John Martin in 1638.

There is a Psalter and, perhaps, a "Bench of battered Bishops" and, after this, there is a whole Menagerie of Mythical Beasts and Fabulous creatures. ( A psalter or a bench is the collective name for a group of Bishops)

The Evangelists that are recorded in the Chancel are from a much later date.

If you have enjoyed these then do look at the mythical monsters - Click here ,or at the bottom of the page,
and also at the medieval carvings featured at St Botolph's Church, Grimston. Click here.

THE FOUR APOSTLES
St Matthew St Mark St Luke St John

 

A PSALTER OF BISHOPS

 

A BENCH OF "BATTERED" BISHOPS


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Harpley's Mythical Monsters
Harpley's Menagerie of Mythical Monsters
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