Corpus of misericords at St Andrew's, Greystoke


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From each end of the bracket a shaft leads down to a small spade-shaped leaf.


Two small, scroll-like shafts intertwined and tied at their intersection by a bow of ribbon. They terminate in arrow-heads.


Triple shafts or stalks radiating downward, the outer two curling upward, and all ending in arrow-heads.


Two shafts depending from the bracket ends. They meet and curl outwards in scroll form, and all ending in arrow-heads, and are tied by a bar at their intersection.


Four shafts or stalks, curving down independently, and ending in simple leaves, the outward or supporting pair having trefoil ends.


Uncharged shield.

Supporters shaft extending downward and ending in small circlet.


One man holds a horse’s head, with his hand over the horse’s eyes; a second man appears to be holding the tail [but might be holding up a hind hoof]; a third man leans over from behind applying a tool to the horse’s body. This subject is generally called shoeing the horse, but more resembles clipping or currycombing it. All men have long pointed shoes.

Supporters large circular double flower. 15th century


Deeply cut design of vine-leaves.

Supporters  similar design branching out from main design. 15th century.


St. Michael and the Dragon.

Supporters  head of wodehouse in vine-leaf circle. 15th century


Pelican in her piety.

Supporters male head with long hair. 15th century


At each end of the bracket, a scroll pendant and divided, each ending curling outward and ending in a simple spade point.


Pendant scrolls dividing and their inner branches meeting at the centre.


Pendant scrolls dividing, the inner branches curl upward after meeting, and part again, all ending in arrow-head form.


Pendant scrolls branching, the ends form single lobes. They enclose a small shield charged with a chief; beneath a bordure.


Two scrolls curving downward and, after meeting, outward to end in a simple leaf.


At each end of the bracket, a pendant shaft, dividing with both branches ending in a trefoil. The inner branches meet at a

common centre.


Shield charged with the Howard coat of Arms, as owners of Greystoke Castle, a bend between six cross crosslets fitchy. The shield is surmounted by pendant and curved scrolls ending in simple leaf.


The capture of the unicorn. A seated maiden with the beast’s head in her lap. A hunter attacks it from the rear.

Supporters elaborate design of four vine-leaves in square format. 15th century.


Variant of No. 1&2.


Shield charged bordure; within, a saltire. It is flanked by intertwined scrolls springing from corbel bases and ending in simple


Supporters head with flowing hair  15th century




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