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A face from the past

Slatters Caen stone corbel
Before the snows came, this beautifully carved corbel was found in the fill of a medieval oven or furnace – hence its dusting of orange!

It possibly came from one of the early St Mary Bredin churches which were located nearby. The first church was built in timber in the late eleventh century. This was rebuilt in stone in the late twelfth/thirteenth century and then later in the thirteenth century the church was relocated eastwards to stand at the junction of Rose Lane and Gravel Walk. It will be interesting to hear what the experts have to say about this particular carving and whether it did indeed come from one of the early churches.

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