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Corbels are projections from the walls of a church that support roof beams. At St. Mary's a ceiling has been installed rendering them redundant. Originally, there would have been a tenth with the missing one sited where the pulpit now stands.

Unfortunately, this first corbel is partly hidden by the chimney of the stove. It is the only one that gets specific mention in the Revd Daubeney's notes, where he says, "one or two are perhaps rather grotesque, ending up with a demon at the bottom of the church by the door — a most unmistakable demon with horns and mouth agape showing a row of teeth."

Page published: 1 May 2006