Archive for March 15, 2019

Exeter Cathedral (4)

Posted: March 15, 2019 in Devon, History, UK
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The Exeter Astronomical Clock (1484). The upper dial was added in 1760. The door to the works has a hole cut in it to allow access for the Bishop’s Cat to deter mice and rats from taking up residence in the clock.

Elephant Misericord (13th Century). Carved from a drawing of an elephant given as a gift to King Henry III (1207-1272)
Tomb of Bishop Walter Bronescombe (1257-1280) who initiated the rebuilding works of the current Cathedral.

The strange case of the Lady with two left feet. This is a sculpture on the tomb of John Atkinson Rudman, a merchant and Alderman of Exeter. The sculptor has strangely given the lady two left feet. Did he hope no-one would notice his mistake?