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.
Monday, 9 November 2015
I came across this beautiful ancient carving of a Hare on a pew in the Church of St Newlina, in St Newlyn East in Cornwall yesterday. It was quite dark in the church and quite by chance I put my hand on this very carving which has been worn smooth over the many years it has sat there. The church dates back to Norman times but I am not sure when the carvings were done.