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St Mary and St David, Kilpeck, Herefordshire

Corbel Heads. Sheela-na-gig - a Celtic fetrility symbol. St Mary and St David, Kilpeck is remarkable for its wealth (and fine preservation) of Norman stone carvings of the Herefordshire School of Stone Carvers who worked between 1130 and 1160. It has images both inside and out, all original both in form and position and incorporating many corbels with representations of human faces, hares, fish, fowl, stags etc. Eighty-five of 91 corbels survive, an extraordinarily high percentage.

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Taken on October 8, 2015