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Mother Shipton

Born Ursula Southeil, Knaresborough c. 1488 - 1561
an English soothsayer and prophetess
(Wikipedia)
Christopher Kelly
2017

Knaresborough /  Mother Shipton   Knaresborough /  Mother Shipton

Description

Statue of Ursula Southeil, better known as Mother Shipton, sitting on a bench, with on het lap an open scroll with illustrations. Next to her 'stands' a hat on two feet, with on the edge a shell with teeth eating a frog. Behind her back is a Mother Shipton as a puppet and some toy animals.

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Inscription(s)

In the pavement:
1488 MOTHER SHIPTION 1561
PROPHETESS and SOOTHSAYER
TRADITION and CUSTOM
LEGEND and MYTH
with appreciation
THE GEORGE A MOORE FOUNDATION

On the back of the bench is a plaque with the names of the sponsors, and a plaque with text in braille.

Knaresborough - Mother Shipton

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

  • Country: Great Britain
  • Hat
  • Kelly, Christopher
  • Prophet
  • Puppet
  • Shipton, Mother
  • Sit-by-me statue
  • Southeil, Ursula
  • Statue (woman sitting)
  • Location (N 54°0'28" - W 1°28'0")

    Item Code: gbyh149; Photograph: 29 July 2019
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