Mar. 19th, 2012

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A return trip to St Rules' Tower now...

Here's a close-up, showing a series of raggles in the tower wall which show where there have been not one, or two, but three, rooflines in the past:-




Close up, the Romanesque features are striking.  Here's a view of the door into the tower, which occupies an area of infilling that enclosed an arched opening which once allowed views into the tower from the nave:-




Inside, the masonry is largely featureless:-



But here and there, you can glimpse some carved stones which form part of the original fabric:-





What was once the chancel is now unroofed, but it remained in use for burial lairs in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.  My favourite funerary monument in this location was this marvellous memorial which I assume is probably eighteenth century and which features a figure of Death enjoying eternal repose at the base:-




A close-up of our skeletal friend reveals that they do not look particularly comfortable, which is unfortunate, considering he/she's going to be stuck there for eternity:-

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