Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist


More of the same. Only now we're in Leominster (pronounced Lemster) about 25 miles north of Hereford. 

Ah- Romanesque!

The priory church at Leominster is a little bit Romanesque, a little bit Gothic, a little bit Victorian and altogether wonderful. Here's the west window of the south aisle.

The nubbly things studded round the frame and tracery are ballflowers- you see a lot of them in this part of the world. They symbolise the world (represented by the ball) clasped to the bosom of the Trinity (represented by a three petalled flower). 

So how do you explain the fact that some ballflowers- not many, but a significant minority- have four petals?  


Pretty, ain't they? 

Here's a view of the west front.

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