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Bench End in Mullion Church, about 1960

NumberHESFM:2016.13355.3
PlaceMullion Cornwall United Kingdom
Date1960. about
KeywordsMullion Religion
PhotographerUnknown
CopyrightImage courtesy of Helston Museum

15th Century carvings on a bench end in Mullion church, about 1960. A feature at Mullion church are the bench ends and they are particularly fine examples. The wood allegedly came from old Goonhilly forest. They show symbols of Christ’s passion, caricatures of clergy, initials, bacchanalian figures and Jonah in the belly of the whale.