Etchingham church is renowned for the carving on the misericords in the choir stalls. The choir stalls are contemporary with the main structure of the church (14th century). I'm sorry I didn't jot down their positions, but all these are from the choir stalls on the north side of the chancel (the guidebook suggests that there are nine 'pairs' so I guess those on the south have the same designs.
This set of misericords in Etchingham is the largest in Sussex except for those in Chichester Cathedral.
This one depicts a pair of dolphins.
The final one, below, of a fox in priests clothing is preaching to six geese may be representing the old warning tale: "When the fox preaches to the geese, you had better look out for the wolf who may be getting off with your sheep!".
The wooden framework of the choir stalls had been ravaged by beetle and was repaired in the late 1950s. The chancel screen (integral to the choir stalls) consists of one tier of pierced panels with the upper parts missing.
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