|35||This symbol appears on the south west buttress in a similar position.
The meaning is not known
The Resurrection – the wheel
The eight spoked wheel represents the wheel of life. In this case it surrounds a Pommée Cross of St Michael the Archangel, the weigher of souls.
St Mary – The monogram of the Blessed Virgin.
St Michael, Archangel was said to be the guardian of the souls of the dead and was believed to be so powerful that souls could be rescued from hell. The 2nd November is consecrated as All Souls Day. This symbol is also thought to be the “signature” of the Aldryche family of masons
The ‘All Saints’ shield celebrated on 1st November
|43||Three mouchettes symbolising the trinity and spiritual wisdom.|
|45||A saints shield – dedication unknown|
|46||St John the Baptist – the Maltese Cross
St John the Baptist was the last of the Old testament prophets and the first of thew saints of the New Testament.
|48||A symbol of All Saints|
Christ’s Monogram – IHS or IHC.
Derived from the first three letters of the Greek spelling of Jesus. (Iota – Eta – Sigma)
This symbol (St Andrew’s saltire) appears on each corner of the tower and is possibly purely decorative.
|53||The top of the North West Buttress|