St. Peter's Church, Kirkbampton - lepers' squint and aumbry

  • Description

    "Two small wooden doors set into the wall of the sanctuary. The lepers' squint (left) was originally on an external wall of the church, and enabled sufferers to see the priest celebrating mass without entering the building. Also called a dole window, through which alms could be handed out to the needy. The aumbry (right) was a small safe used to lock up church valuables. In the forefront is a quilt, part of an exhibition of the craft being held in the church that weekend." Photo by Rose and Trev Clough, 2014.
  • Owner

    Rose and Trev Clough
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4192591
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 186 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-05-10
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