The litchen-covered stone faces that stare down from the walls of Waltham Church probably date back more than 500 years – to the 14th and 15th centuries. It’s difficult to imagine how different – and difficult – life must have been in those medieval times.
I’ve photographed all the faces on the ground level – and some of the ladies are particularly striking. They seem to have been carved in pairs – presumably wealthy husbands and their wives who paid for the privilege of being imortalised in stone. Click here to view the photos.