My favourite thing in the Cathedralis the wooden knight

Dating from the 13th century and one of the oldest in the country, this knight lies between the north transept and the retrochoir.

Whenever I am on duty, I've got into the habit of going to greet him and touching his head. 

It is a phenonmenal peice of carving, showing detailed chain mail with his beautifully carved head above.  He has recently sustained a small chip under his chin and his nose is a different colour becuase that is what visitors touch. 

Children find him engaging, especially when they discover the only part of him that isn't carved from wood - his cold metal sword. 

His feet rest on a footstall - a dog whose head is missing!

Carol, Day Chaplain

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