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Misericords

Below is an illustrated index of the 7 Misericords profiled on Sacred Destinations so far. For photo credits, please see corresponding articles.



  • Oude Kerk
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Located alongside a canal in the Red Light District, the Oude Kerk is the oldest monument in Amsterdam, dating from 1250. Inside it has painted wooden ceilings, box pews and choir stalls with misericords.
  • Christchurch Priory
    Christchurch, England
    Located just outside Bournemouth in Dorset, Christchurch Priory is the longest parish church in England. Notable features include a carved Jesse Screen and the oldest misericords in England.
  • Great Malvern Priory
    Great Malvern, England
    This splendid former priory church has a Norman nave, a huge collection of medieval tiles, a magnificent set of misericords, and lots of medieval stained glass.
  • Lincoln Cathedral
    Lincoln, England
    Lincoln Cathedral is one of the most impressive cathedrals in England, with a cliff-like facade and tall towers than can be seen from miles away.
  • Rouen Cathedral
    Rouen, France
    Rouen's Cathedral has many fine features, but is especially famous for two things: the highest spire in France, a cast-iron tour-de-force erected in 1876; and Claude Monet's many paintings of its facade.
  • Saulieu Church
    Saulieu, France
    Founded in the 6th century and rebuilt in the 12th century, the Basilica of St. Andoche is famed for its magnificent Romanesque capitals depicting biblical stories and medieval scenes.
  • Winchester Cathedral
    Winchester, England
    This beautiful cathedral has a Gothic facade but dates mostly from 1097. It is the longest cathedral in England and its interior offers murals, misericords, an ancient font, and the grave of Jane Austen.