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Posted by
grouser (Ludlow, United Kingdom) on 16 August 2008 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Back to the real world.
This is the doorway of Kilpeck Church. The church is probably the finest remaining example of the 12th century Herefordshire School of Romanesque Sculpture that flourished in Herefordshire and South Shropshire. Although the carving is done in soft sandstone, due to the sheltered nature of the site, it is still nearly as fresh as when it was made 900 years ago. The detail on the right shows 'The Green Man'. One of the interesting things about the carving is how strong the presence of traces of pre Christian beliefs and ideas are in the designs.