Oddington, Gloucestershire church photos

Here are a few photos St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, and its fabulous medieval 'Doom' wall painting. I highly recommend a visit if you enjoy medieval art and architecture.

Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
St Nicholas church from the west
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
The sight that greets you upon entry through the south door. To the left is the Doom, or scene of the Last Judgement, and to the right is a mural thought to represent the 16th-century morality play, 'Magnificence'.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Looking up the nave to the 12th-century arch and chancel beyond. Above the chancel arch are the coat of arms of William IV.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Royal coats of arms are a common motif in churches, but those of William IV are rare. This one is superimposed on a medieval painting.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
A closer view of the figure of Jesus. Below this figure are two angels blowing trumpets to summon the dead to be judged.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
A closer view of the figure of Jesus. Below this figure are two angels blowing trumpets to summon the dead to be judged.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
Here an angel behind the walls of heaven blows a trumpet
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
The left (west) side of the Doom painting; the dead queue at the gates of heaven, led by a pope figure.
Photo of St Nicholas church, Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire Cotswolds
A group of the dead enter heaven by way of a first floor window!

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