Borden Photographs

Here are photographs and more information (from Chris Rigby) about the churches we will be visiting on 13th June 2019.

CAPTAIN ROBERT PLOT MEMORIAL
Wall monument to Captain Robert Plot, died 1671AD, father of the seventeenth century historian Dr Robert Plot, the first secretary of the Royal Society, showing St Michael spearing the Devil, who lies under St Michael’s Shield which bears an inscription. Supported by a shield below, with field of weapons of war, and crest of canons supporting a knights helm. This wall monument is the finest memorial of its date in Kent and is attributed to Jasper Latham, a sculptor and master mason who at one time was employed under Christopher Wren.

MEDIEVAL PAINTING ST CHRISTOPHER CARRYING THE CHRIST CHILD, BORDEN
Fifteenth century wall painting of St Christopher opposite the south door, typically found in churches on the main travel routes. The patron saint of travellers was usually shown larger than life, waking across a river with the infant Christ on his shoulder. It was the practice to paint the saint on the north wall opposite the entrance to the church, so that a traveller, or a villager, had only to look in through the door to see the image of St Christopher and receive his protection, for superstition had it that whoever beheld this image was safe that day from sudden death.

PISCINA AND PRAYER BOOK, BORDEN
The angled piscina adjacent a prayer book and stand in the chancel houses a candle.