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St.Christopher, Haddiscoe, Norfolk ( Norwich) Late C.14/early C.15

[Photo:T.Marshall] St. Christopher, Haddiscoe [16KB]
All that remains of a fine example particularly remarkable for the detailed painting of the Christ Child’s orb of the world (compare Edingthorpe) This is divided into three sections signifying the earth, the waters under the earth, and ‘the waters that are above the firmament’ of Genesis, with tiny trees and wavy patterns arranged to represent the various elements. These are still visible in the original, and something of them can be made out even here.

The suggestion of headgear beneath the Child’s halo is probably illusory - HC Whaite’s collotype engraving, made around 1920, simply suggests fairly long hair, as is normal.

The only other painting remaining at Haddiscoe is a Three Living & Three Dead, but it is reduced to a few fragments only.

More paintings of St. Christopher. Follow the links below for individual picture and text pages - in page heading = Diocese
Ashby St Ledgers, Northants Belton, Suffolk Burnham Overy, Norfolk Cottered, Hertfordshire East Wellow, Hants
Edingthorpe Norfolk Fritton, Norfolk Haddiscoe, Norfolk Hemblington, Norfolk Horley, Oxfordshire
Impington, Cambridgeshire Irstead, Norfolk Layer Marney, Essex Littlebourne, Kent Martlesham, Suffolk
Molesworth, Northants Oaksey, Wilts Paston, Norfolk Pickering, N. Yorks Raunds, Northants
Shorwell, Isle of Wight Slapton, Northants Stoke Dry, Rutland Thorpe Mandeville, Northants NEW Thurlton, Norfolk
Thurton, Norfolk NEW Wickhampton, Norfolk Willingham, Cambridgeshire Woodeaton, Oxon

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