Ships and Monuments in Churches in the Solent Area

By Peter Clissold, published May 1972


Ex-votos or votive offerings and thanks giving to churches for dangers suffered by their donors are very usual in many Christian cities since medieval age. The ones made by seamen usually are models or paintings of ships. In England, mainly in the Solent area, the author, in this valuable and interesting paper, mentions ten places where can be found, and these are increased by the ones to Isles of Guernsey and Jersey, giving a short explanation of many of them. In some places there are also preserved objects, flags and pieces of ships, even sculptures and memorials in remembrance of men of the Royal Navy.

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Filed under: English Channel
Subjects include: Art & Music | Ship Models & Figureheads

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