the Pipe and Tabor compendium

the Pipe and Tabor compendium

essays on the three-hole pipe

pipe and tabor players as
architectural features in the UK


architectural features

If you have seen or heard of other such images please let Frances, project manager, know.
Links are mainly to other pages in the Compendium; click for enlarged photographs and short commentary.
Ancaster Lincolnshire
Betley Window Staffordshire
unknownBeauchamp Chapel Warwickshire
early 1450's

misericordBeverley Minster 1520misericord

Beverley MinsterBeverley Minster
Bloxham Oxfordshire 14th centuryBrant Broughton, Lincolnshire, 14th century 14th centuryBrant Broughton, Lincolnshire, 14th century Bristol Cathedral

Cirencester, St John's Church:

“early sixteenth century gargoyles above the nave clerestory, a remarkable series which are supposed to depict the revels attendant on a " Whitsun Ale."' One figure bears the legend " BE MERRIE," while others are represented playing musical instruments of the period, prominent amongst which are hunting horns, a double recorder, a double shawm, a bag-pipe, tabor and pipe, rebec, lute, portable organ, hurdy-gurdy, and a very rare example of the eunuch flute.”

[Ed These are now said to be so eroded that the instruments cannot now be deciphered.]

'Ancient Cotswold churches. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings and the author's photographs' by Cecily Daubeny

16th centuryearly 16th century Cirencester
14thc Cogges,Cogges Oxfordshire
The Eden Project
Exeter Cathedral Gawsworth Cheshire Gloucester
Cathedral 1
Gloucester Cathedral 2Gloucester Cathedral 2 Great Malvern Priory Church Worcestershire
Higham Ferrers
1418 Holy Trinity Hull1418 Holy Trinity Hull
[pipe missing]
Kensington GardensKensington Gardens
Lichfield Cathedral
Lincoln Cathedral
12th or 15th centuryLouth, Lincolnshire 12th or 15th century  
  St WendredaMarch, Cambridgeshire, St Wendreda
New College, Oxford   Norfolkfrom a Norfolk church, now in Cecil Sharp House, London
Photo credit: English Folk Dance and Song Society
Christ ~Church Cathedral stained glass window1320 Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford, Becket window
Raunds Northamptonshire St William's ShrineSt William's Shrine
in Yorkshire Museum
Shrewsbury, St Mary the Virgin
Tewkesbury bossTewkesbury boss on floor
WarehamWarham, Norfolk
Westminster AbbeyWestminster Abbey, London 1512
1731171311731The Gentleman's Magazine (London, England)
player, YorkYork St William's Shrine
15th century15th century Zouche Chapel
York Minster
reported in 1872 in a talk on York Minster windows: newspaper cuttingYork Herald - Saturday 06 January 1872
also see the work done by Gillian Guest here
  possible three-hole pipe    
Adderbury, Oxfordshire


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