Church Misericords & Bench Ends


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Enjoy finding out about this quirkiest of medieval arts in Church Misericords and Bench Ends.

Misericords are the ledges provided for the clergy to lean against during the divine offices ? however the subjects are often far removed from the divine, and are frequently amusing and earthy, and sometimes downright bawdy. Either a bit of humorous light relief or subversively satirical, misericords and bench ends are often the best-preserved survivors of the medieval woodcarver?s art. Author Richard Hayman draws our attention to some of the most engaging examples.

There are some great examples in Winchester?s choir stalls ? click here to see a selection.

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