Martin M. Miles

Martin M. Miles

Posted on 09/17/2014


Photo taken on July  1, 2013



See also...

Medieval Europe Medieval Europe



Keywords

50
France
Basse-Normandie
Manche
Cotentin
William the Conquerer
Tollevast
Henri de Tollevast
war-chest


Authorizations, license

Visible by: Everyone
All rights reserved

117 visits

Tollevast - Saint-Martin

Tollevast - Saint-Martin
The single-nave church "Saint-Martin" in the center of Tollevast dates back to the 11th/12th century. Seigneur Henri de Tollevast, who fought on the side of William the Conquerer in Hastings, founded this church. His tomb can be found inside.

The carvings inside Saint-Martin are strange and puzzling. Here is a large bearded gentleman (looks like the cannibal just seen!) sitting on a bench or a box. The guardian of the Anglo Saxon war chest. Maybe this was where the money came from that Henri de Tollevast invested into this church.

Comments