The angel roof
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Bay 12 - South This angel is acting as a sub-deacon and holding a pax - a tablet to be kissed at the giving of the Peace in Mass
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Bay 11 - South Angel with a missing right arm and object. This angel might be playing a rebec - a stringed instrument similar to a violin
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Bay 10 - South Angel with hands and object missing. It is unclear what this angel may have been holding
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Bay 9 - South Angel with Crown of Thorns. A large section of the crown missing
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Bay 8 - South This angel is playing a beautifully carved large lute. This is a great example of the woodcarver’s skill
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Bay 7 - South By holding a bishop’s crosier this angel represents the office or position of bishop - Angels depicted like this are rare
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Bay 6 - South Female angel with fringed robe, holding an open book and representing a higher angel order, the Dominions
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Bay 5 - South Female angel wearing a kyrtle and girdle. She probably held a long sceptre, representing a higher angel order, the Principalities
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Bay 4 - South This angel is playing the medieval tenor recorder, although this is a Victorian re-carving, in pine not oak, c. 1852
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Bay 3 - South Angel playing a missing wind instrument, which the lips and fingers suggest was a trumpet with long tube bell end
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Bay 2 - South This angel is playing a gittern. The gittern is a plucked string instrument, like a modern guitar. It is played with a plectrum or plucked with the fingers
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Bay 1- South This angel is possibly reading from a scroll she is holding
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Bay 12 - North This angel is acting as a sub-deacon and holding a book, perhaps a Missal - a book of instruction for the service of Mass
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Bay 11 - North Angel, with a missing object - possibly an unfurled scroll
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Bay 10 - North This angel is playing a psaltery - a stringed instrument, which is played like a harp
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Bay 9 - North Angel playing left-handed lute - a stringed instrument with a neck, similar to a guitar
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Bay 8 - North This angel is holding a hammer and nails as used on the Cross. The face carving is particularly fine
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Bay 7 - North Angel holding a pair of Scourges - a whip-like device used for punishments. Angels in bays 8 and 9 also hold symbols of The Passion of Christ
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Bay 6 - North Female angel with fringed robe, holding an open book and representing a higher angel order, the Dominions
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Bay 5 - North Female angel wearing a kyrtle and girdle. She probably held a long sceptre, representing a higher angel order, the Principalities
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Bay 4 - North The disc strapped to this angel was part of a tabor, or small drum. The hands are positioned to steady the drum and hold a beater stick
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Bay 3 - North Angel with missing hands, but possibly she was playing a pipe as the drum is in the next Bay 4. Very fine head carving
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Bay 2 - North By holding a bishop’s crosier this angel represents the office or position of bishop - angels depicted like this are rare
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Bay 1 - North Angel playing a small lute - a stringed instrument with a neck, like a guitar
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