I live in Devon where we are lucky to have 17 churches with 29 roof bosses of the Three Hares symbol and I have painted each one and made a trail leaflet to take you to find them. All the original paintings can be seen in my gallery Ludgate Fine Art, 20 The Square, Chagford,Dartmoor,Devon,TQ13 8AB.
Saturday, 3 August 2013
The Nine bosses of St John the Baptist Broadclyst
This church is just to the north east of Exeter in the pretty village of Broadclyst. It is a beautiful church with an elegant tower with some fine gargoyles on it and while we were there we were thrilled to see a Peregine falcon using one of these as a perch. There are actually nine different Three Hares bosses made of plaster in this church and painted a strange pink with one having red eyes and looking more like pink rabbits than hares. I was informed that originally the bosses were turquoise and gold which I think would have looked wonderful. Next to the church is the Red Lion Inn which does a very good Sunday lunch!