This is one of my favourite churches for roof angels, St John the Bapist, Stamford in Lincolnshire. I cannot go pass without popping in to take some shots, so here are some more to add to the others. It depends on the time of day, and they are quite high, as to the standard of the photos, but I really just like taking photos of them. On this visit I did find some lovely pew ends, I actually looked down for once.
In 2016 we had a long week-end in Lincolnshire, and I’ve come across a few photos of churches that I haven’t posted, so I have a feeling a few Lincolnshire churches will be posted quite soon, before they get too out of date. Unfortunately the church of St Nicholas in Addlethrope was closed, it was late in day. Reading up on the church, I will have to return, as they have an angel roof, also the church is grade 1 listed, and there is plenty to see.
Some info……Dedicated to St. Nicholas, the church is a splendid example of medieval architecture in the Perpendicular style, being built between 1360 and 1420 and Grade 1 listed. The interior retains much of its original woodwork and fittings including the “Angel Roof”.
I haven’t posted any Roof Angels for a while, so here are the Roof Angels of St John The Baptist in Stamford, Lincolnshire. We visit this church quite a lot and I never get fed up of taking ‘Roof Angel Photos’ and some friends 🙂
Every year we visit The Church of St John The Baptist in Stamford, Lincolnshire. They have a Christmas card and decorations sale inside the church each year, also lots of dressed Christmas trees, which makes the church very colourful on a cold grey day. Just a few photos from last years visit 2016.
I love visiting Stamford in Lincolnshire, a beautiful little town, lovely small individual shops, plus a great second hand bookshop, nice eateries and the best bit…..five Medieval churches. I can never pass by St John’s Church with its amazing roof angels, always hoping for the most spectacular angel photo ever 🙂 Stamford has now entered another category that I love to photograph ‘ Black & White Street Photographs’ On our last visit but one, Oct 2017, I thought I would try and get the churches in each view that I took, I got three churches, one brewery and a residential road, not bad.
Hope you all had a lovely Easter Sunday, even if is just a holiday for you…we have had rain, so what’s new 🙂
In the beautiful church of St John the Baptist in Stamford, Lincolnshire, there are many different types of angels. This angel is holding a book with some text on it. The angel, I think its an angel, and not an apostle, because some of the photos of the same type of angels show tucked in wings, is in the roof of one of the side aisles.
There are several roof angels that I want to use for ‘Sunday Roof Angel’ from St John The Baptist Church in Stamford, Lincolnshire. There are three different types, and they in turn are all different, but this angel is the only one with a ‘Green Man’ which is one of the roof bosses. Most Medieval churches will have a green man in some form or another, but they are hard to find. If you look at the second photo you will see that the rest of the bosses are faceless, apart from this one on the bottom of the left hand side.
A very short version of the meaning of the ‘Green Man’……..Leaves or vegetation are a very important symbol in the church and can be seen in the sculpture of churches of all ages as well as in windows. Leaves are a symbol of life, eternal life if you wish. In the older heads the leaves or branches with new leaves originate in the mouth, two, one at either side. A head with leaves thus described, is nowadays called a Green Man.