Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Leicester
Leicester

East Midlands

Peacock Lane
(Leicester Cathedral, Vaughan Porch)

Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)


1897

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Description

Statues at the south entrance of the cathedral: seven above the entrance door, two on either side of the door, and two on either side of the porch.

Above the doorway seven statues of men linked with Leicester:

Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
1. St. Guthlac of Croyland
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
2. Hugh of Lincoln
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
3. Robert Grosseteste
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
4. John Wycliffe
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
5. Henry Hastings
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
6. William Chillingworth
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
7. William Connor Magee

  1. S. CUTHLAS.
    St. Guthlac of Croyland (c. 673-713), gave up a life of violence to become a hermit living in the fens at Crowland. He was noted for his holiness and the the advice he gave to many who found their way through the fens to seek his counsel (Wikipedia).
  2. S. HUGH.
    Hugh of Lincoln (c. 1135-1200), Bishop of Lincoln, began the building of Lincoln Cathedral. It is said he tamed a wild swan as a pet (Wikipedia).
  3. GROSSETESTE.
    Robert Grosseteste (c. 1175-1253), Archdeacon of Leicester, Bishop of Lincoln (Wikipedia).
  4. WYCLIFFE.
    John Wycliffe (c. 1329-1384), theologian, translator of the Bible (Wikipedia).
  5. HENRY OF / HUNTINGDON.
    Henry Hastings, 3rd Earl of Huntingdon (c. 1535-1595), leading Tudor Puritan (Wikipedia).
  6. CHILLINGWORTH.
    William Chillingworth (1602-1643), Oxford theologian (Wikipedia).
  7. MAGEE.
    William Connor Magee (1821-1891), Bishop of Peterborough, Archbishop of York (Wikipedia).

Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
8. St. George
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
9. St. Dunstan
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
10. St. Martin of Tours
Leicester - Vaughan Porch Statues (Leicester Cathedral)
11. St. Katherine

    On the sides are four statues of saints. On the left side:

  1. S. GEORGE.
    St. George, patron saint of England
  2. S. DUNSTAN.
    St. Dunstan (c. 909-988), Archbishop of Canterbury (Wikipedia).

    Right side:

  3. S. MARTIN.
    St. Martin of Tours, patron saint of the cathedral.
  4. S. KATHERINE.
    St. Catherine

Annotation

The Vaughan Porch was erected in 1897 memory of in memory of Edward Vaughan and his three sons, who were vicars of St. Martin: Charles John Vaughan (1841-44, Wikipedia).), Edward Thomas Vaughan jr. (1845-59) and David James Vaughan (1856-60). It was designed by George Frederick Bodley (1827-1907) (Wikipedia).

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Chillingworth, William
  • Dunstan, St.
  • Façade with statues (church)
  • George, St.
  • Grosseteste, Robert
  • Guthlac, St.
  • Hastings 3rd Earl of Huntingdon, Henry
  • Hugh of Lincoln, St.
  • Magee, William Connor
  • Martin, St.
  • Portal
  • Seamstress
  • Woman (sitting)
  • Wycliffe, John
  • Locatie (N 52°38'4" - W 1°8'13")

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