Angels and Demons in the roof of St Peter’s Church in Upwell Norfolk. We try to visit St Peter’s Church in Norfolk each year for the Flower Festival, and also so I can take photos of the wonderful roof carvings. Each year I find something I have missed the pervious years. This post is covering the angels and demons from various years, and next post will be of the Flower Festival.
The roof angels are likely to date from the first half, perhaps even the first quarter of the C15th. The wings have been replaced, but the bodies and heads are original, and I would think the demons date from that period as well. The demons are pretty scary and would have kept the congregation on the the path of righteousness, or at least given them nightmares. I find both angels and demons fascinating and often wonder where the wood carvers got their ideas from.