Corpus of misericords at St Michael, the Archangel, Mere


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Foliage covering a fox.


Angel holding uncharged shield.

Supporters - Leaf.




Face of a man wearing a chin-beard and hat.

Supporters - Leaf.


Large rosette.

Supporters - Leaf.


Face with protruding tongue and mouth foliage.

Supporters - Leaf.


St. George and the dragon. [1985 which replaces a stolen one]

Supporters - Dragon’s head.


Angel holding a shield, on which is a cross flory, possibly the arms of Melton of Lancaster over a prone child, and with the other hand

holding another child.

Supporters - Angel covered by wings.


Angel holding a lute.

Supporters - Heads with flowing hair.


Angel holding a shield à bouche, charged three billets, two and one, on each an annulet.[arms of Ambrose of Lancaster or Paynter of Cornwall and Surrey?]

Supporters - Grotesque floral head, roughly carved.

There are 10 misericords, situated on either side of the choir, those on the south side date from the 14th century, whilst those on the north date from the 16th..

Those on north were purchased from a local firm in 1949, who had bought them from the executor of an antique-collector. The vicar, in 1995, the Rev’d W.H.V. Elliot, writes all of about 1948, except for the western one of 1985 which replaces a stolen one.

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Mere (St Michael the Archangel)