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 gallery

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BeauchampChapel Warwickshire
Betley Window Staffordshire
Bloxham Oxfordshire
Cogges, Oxfordshire
Gawsworth Cheshire

Heckington, Lincolnshire
Higham Ferrers Northamptonshire
St WendredaMarch, Cambridgeshire, St Wendreda
Raunds Northamptonshire
Shrewsbury, St Mary the Virgin

WarehamWarham, Norfolk
player, YorkYork
St William's Shrine

  possible three-hole pipe    
Adderbury, Oxfordshire


This is the first time that UK pipe and tabor players on ecclesiastical and secular buildings, depicted in wood, metal stone and glass, have been identified and collected. Often they are known locally as a drummer or the piper rather than being identified as a pipe and tabor player.


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