Flawford Church

Flawford Excavation


The Flawford Alabasters

The Flawford Alabasters were found in 1779


Harry James life size model of the virgin alabasterThe Flawford Alabasters are the best examples of free standing statuettes of the late fourteenth century.

 The statuettes are quite unlike those of the usual alabaster figures in the careful treatment of the features especially the eyes.

Accurate dating is not possible but it is unlikely to be later that 1370 because of the treatment of the drapery. The Virgin is in the elaborate draperies of the standard French Court style of 1340.

These figures were evidently specially commissioned and executed with unusual care and feeling





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Where is Flawford?

What’s in a name?

The excavation

Mid Bronze Age

Late Iron Age

Romano-British Villa

The Saxon Church

Building the Church phases 1-5

Building the Church phases 6-10

What did the church look like

The Chantry Chapels of Flawford

The Demolition

The Gravestones

The Scattered Stones

Where to find the  evidence

The Flawford Alabasters

Harry James

The people involved

The Hermitage Museum


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