Monday, 29 September 2014

Jerusalem in Miniature

The Holy Sepulchre Church in Northampton is one of the earliest and most important architectural recreations of Jerusalem in Britain. It was built by an early twelfth century crusading landowner, Earl Simon de Senlis of Northampton and Huntingdon.
Round nave of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Northampton: Laura Slater
Yet a recent research trip to the town revealed not one translation of Jerusalem in Northampton, but two:

Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Northampton Museum and Art Gallery: Laura Slater