Boxgrove Priory, West Sussex: the nave, formerly the monastic 'Quire', seen from the baptismal font
|Artist/Photographer||Smith, Edwin (1912-1971)|
|Library Reference||ESP/ABB/329 (ES4958)|
|Colour Info||Black and white|
|Credit||Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections|
|Subject||Vaulting ; Churches ; Arches ; Fonts ; Arcades ; Church fittings ; Monasteries & convents|
NOTES: This Benedictine priory was a monastic institution with a double church: the parish church to the west, and the monastic church, or 'Quire', to the east. The church dates from the 12th century and is a fine example of Norman and Early English architecture. It was dissolved in 1536 and thereafter served as the parish church. The foliage pattern on the vaulting was the work of 16th century Flemish painters.
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