Angels and Dragons: faces at St Mary the Virgin, Bottesford

Buy the Book - new for 2015 !!!

Neil Fortey and Robert Sparham

The front cover of this new book | Neil Fortey
Angels and Dragons - front cover
Neil Fortey

Published in November 2014 and launched at the St Mary’s Christmas Fair in the church on the 29th November.

St Mary’s contains a great store of medieval carvings, post-Reformation tombs and other art. Visitors can see it all for free, but in the case of the carvings high on the clerestory you will need a pair of binoculars to see the detail of these spendid examples of the late-Medieval stone mason’s art. This book takes you on a tour of the church, concentrating on details of the carved faces of Kings, Earls, Countesses, saints, angels, dragons, mythical monsters and much more. Details hidden high up or in the gloomier parts of the church’s interior, emerge to meet us face to face. This book will appeal to historians and artists, as much as to visitors and Bottesfordians across the globe. Profits from sale of this book go to the Friends of St Mary’s, a charity devoted to maintaining the fabric and beauty of the building, the “Lady of the Vale”.

Price £10.00.

ISBN – 978-0-9570631-7-4


This book is available locally from:

St Mary’s church book stall, Bottesford
Bottesford Library
Bottesford Spar Store.

Further afield:

Maynard & Bradley

Booksellers, bang smack in the middle of Leicester’s shopping centre, Maynard & Bradley , 1 Royal Arcade, Silver Street, Leicester LE1 5YW
email:, phone: 0116 253 2712

St Martins House

Visitors to Leicester Cathedral can pick it up also at the bookshop in the adjacent conference centre: 7, Peacock Lane, Leicester LE1 5PZ  Tel: 0116 261 5200  St Martins House Conference Centre

Melton Bookshop

5 Leicester St, Melton Mowbray LE13 0PP (01664 567769),

The Bookcase

The Bookcase, Lowdham, an independent bookshop, 50 Main St, Lowdham, Nottinghamshire NG14 7BE (0115 966 4143),

Southwell Minster

Cathedral Bookshop , Church St, Southwell, Nottinghamshire NG25 0HD.

It can also be posted

(£13.00 to include postage and packaging) to customers ordering by email – please email to:



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