Barfreston (Kent)

The superb Rose Window of the parish church, featuring eight column-swallowers.

photo by John Harding

The nearby church of Patrixbourne has a similar window, carved by the same team of sculptors -
but with only two column-swallowers.

photos of Patrixbourne by Bob Trubshaw

The magnificent roof-boss at Elkstone in Gloucestershire, photographed by Tina Negus.

Click to see column-swallowers

and the whole encrusted front of a Romanesque church in Saintonge

(Western France)