Rood Screen - St Edmund - Fenny Bentley, Derbyshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 53° 02.921 W 001° 44.460
30U E 584395 N 5878427
Quick Description: Medieval rood screen in St Edmund's church, Fenny Bentley.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/8/2020 1:27:02 AM
Waymark Code: WM133FF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
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Long Description:
Medieval rood screen in St Edmund's church, Fenny Bentley.

The beautiful oak screen was given by the Beresfords in thanks for an end to the Wars of the Roses in 1485. It is carved with vine leaves and grapes, and is regarded as one of the finest in the country. Somewhere on the screen is a small carving of a fox stealing a goose - a visual pun that expresses resentment felt by the local clergy at having to pay a chunk of their modest annual income to the Dean of Lincoln. This state of affairs came about when William Rufus gave the churches of Chesterfield and Ashbourne - Fenny Bentley's mother church - to the Cathedral Church of St Mary, Lincoln.

Surprisingly the screen survived the depredations of the Puritans.
Approximate age of artefact (Year): 1485

Times available for viewing: Daytime hours

Entrance fee (if applicable), local currency: 0

Relevant website: Not listed

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