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Stone carvings

Creative Clay Carving


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Bath Abbey is full of beautiful stone carvings everywhere you look. The Chantry Chapel was built by Prior William Birde in 1515 and has plants, animals and people everywhere you look. You will see lots of  birds and the letter W carved into the stone.  This is called a rebus, which means making a word puzzle out of a name - in this case, William and Birde. Very clever! The carving is very delicate and even after 500 years, it still looks amazing. Come and take a closer look, then have fun carving a pattern in your own clay tile.

11am-3pm. All ages welcome.