York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

The North and South choir aisles in York Minster contain an overwhelming number of funerary monuments. The crowded South aisle contains more wall-mounted memorials in marble and stone, dating almost in equal measure between the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, than the North aisle. The manner of their display is a scramble for wall space. … Continue reading York Minster: The Tomb of Archbishop Thomas Savage

A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn

As I begin to further explore the surviving early art and architecture of the North, I'm starting to feel like I am beginning to properly experience the area's Scandinavian heritage. Particularly in parts of North Yorkshire; especially in its churches and church-yards. Driving, cycling and walking on different trips across areas where I've been to … Continue reading A Saxon North: Searching for Sculpture at Sinnington & Ellerburn

A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard

To run alongside #SaxonSeptember on @churchhunting (an Instagram account I contribute to - please go and have a look!) I've documented here some of my experiences at the sites I visited across North Yorkshire and Northumberland over the past few months. I've thrown in some of my favourite photographs as well. Most of my images … Continue reading A Saxon North : A View from the Churchyard