The Church of St Peter in Saint-Herbot

We came across this church while walking from Locqueffret.

St Herbot at the beginning of the 20C
Saint-Herbot at the beginning of the 20C
The Church of St Peter in Saint-Herbot
The Church of St Peter in Saint-Herbot

The Church of St Peter in Saint-Herbot

The South Porch has ceiling paintings, a carved doorway, and apostles in the side niches and was built under the patronage of Anne of Brittanydating to c.1498-1505.

The Ossuary is a small building alongside the South Porch and dates to 1558.

The Ossuary, the Church of St Peter at Saint-Herbot
The Ossuary, the Church of St Peter at Saint-Herbot
The West Door, the Church of St Peter at Saint-Herbot
The West Door, the Church of St Peter at Saint-Herbot

St Herbot is remembered inside the Church by a tomb cover and by hairs cut from cattle tails and laid out on flat slabs of stone in front of the Rood Screen – St Herbot is the Patron Saint of cattle.

The interior of the church is dominated by an extraordinary Rood of the 16C.

The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot
The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot

The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot

The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot

The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-HerbotThe Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot

The Rood Screen in the Church of St Peter, Saint-Herbot

The 16C screen surrounding the Chancel
The 16C screen surrounding the Chancel

It was a very atmospheric building, with many beautiful details.

15C Pieta, Saint-Herbot
15C Pieta

The Church of St Pierre in Saint-Herbot

This stained glass window has been restored but the original dates to 1556 and was made by Thomas Quemeneur.

The Church of St Pierre in Saint-Herbot

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