such as these are unusual but a certainly not unique. There is another low down on the south wall of the nave at Glinton and another over at Colsterworth near to Grantham. Another, with insanely grinning face, appears at Folkingham in South Lincolnshire.The story behind the one at Glinton is that a stonemason was, in his opinion, underpaid for his work on the church. To express his anger he carved a depiction of a man exposing his buttucks and aimed it in a line directly at Peterborough cathedral. Urban myth, possibly but a nice story. We can read all sorts in to the medieval thought processes behind these carvings, but there is a lot to be said for just putting those to one side and enjoying the end results!
Those interested in history might also like to know that there is a Priests House in Easton On The Hill, not too far from All Saints church. This is open to the public and is maintained by the National Trust.
This was proving to be a lovely afternoon out with the camera. The weather had been a delight all afternoon and it was a joy to be out and about. A beautiful English village at its best.