More about Braunston

Yesterday I found a leaflet published by Rutland County Council. They have produced a set of Heritage Trail leaflets. According to their information on the goddess figure it is a Sheela-na-gig.

It was hidden for many years, set as a stone in the threshold of the church doorway. It was discovered during renovation and placed in its current position. No-one seems to know anything else about it. The church itself is 12th century.

Goddess carvings

On Boxing Day some friends and I went to visit a goddess figure in the churchyard at Braunston in Rutland. No-one really knows much about this but the church is built on a mound which could have been a pagan site. Here is a photo of the figure together with my friends standing by it so you will get some idea of its size.