St Mary, Langley Marish - Royal Arms

Dave Godden

Maidstone, United Kingdom

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5 exposure HDR from single RAW file shot on a Canon EOS1000D and processed in PS8.

This enormous rendition of the arms is on the left of the nave, in one of the tower arches, They were given to the church in 1625 by St John Kedermister, the year that James 1 died and Charles 1 succeeded him. They were carved in oak with superb detail and then painted. In the centre of the arms is the royal shield, showing the three lions of England quartered with the three fleur-de-lys of France, a lion rampant representing Scotland, and a harp to represent Ireland. Below the lion’s right foot are the arms of the Kedermister and Garrard families, and below the unicorn’s left foot are the arms of the Kedermister and Wentham families.

A unique survival from pre-Commonwealth years, this piece of carving is amazing.

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