Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire

East of England

Hills Road
(Catholic Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs)

Saints' Statues at the Catholic Church of Our Lady and the English Martyrs

artist unknown
1890

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Description

Church, built 1887-1890 after the designs of architects Dunn and Hansom.

A. North entrance at Lensfield Road.

  1. Top gable: Christ crowing St. Mary, flanked by six angles with musical instruments.

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  2. Porch:

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    a. St. Mary with Child
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    b. St. Joseph
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    c. St. Anna
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    d.

    1. Trumeau: St. Mary with Child
    2. Left of the door: Ste. Joseph opn - St. Joseph the husband of the Virgin Mary and the earthly father of Jesus Christ (in distinction to God, his "heavenly father") (Wikipedia).
    3. Right of the door: Sta. Anna opn - St. Anna mother of the Virgin Mary. She is often depicted with Mary as a child or a young girl (Wikipedia).
    4. At the top of the gable an angel
B. East entrance at Hills Road.

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    3. Our Lady of the Angels

  1. Tympan: Our Lady of the Angels surrounded by angels in a mandorla, surrounde by 12 statuettes of kneeling saints.

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    4. St. Thomas Fisher
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    5. St. Alban
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    6. St. Thomas Becket
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    7. Calvary

  2. Trumeau: St. Thomas Fisher (Beverley, Yorkshire 1469 - London 1535), Bishop of Rochester, Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. Executed by order of Henry VIII during the English Reformation for refusing to accept the king as Supreme Head of the Church of England (Wikipedia).
  3. Left of the door: Ste. Albane opn - St. Alban, 3rd century, the first recorded British Christian martyr (Wikipedia).
  4. Right of the door: St. Thoma opn - St. Thomas Becket, also known as St. Thomas of Canterbury (London 1118 - Canterbury 1170), Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170 (Wikipedia).
  5. At the top of the gable a Calvary scene

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Alban, St.
  • Angel
  • Ann, St.
  • Becket, Thomas
  • Bishop
  • Calvary
  • Christ (Crucifix)
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • Fisher, John
  • Joseph, St.
  • Mary with Child
  • Mary, St.
  • Location (N 52°11'56" - E 0°7'38")

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