Updated 21 Jul 2002

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Alderwasley Shiela-Na-Gig

Sheela Na Gig's are quasi-erotic stone carvings of a female figure, usually found on Norman churches. They can be found all over Britain, Ireland and even France and Spain, and one such carving is to be found at the old chapel Alderwasley.
There is a specialist Sheela Na Gig website, run by John Harding, describing what can be seen there. Because some readers may be offended by the subject, even though the carvings are historically very interesting, this author will say no more on the subject after delivering this warning.

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