Different Words

Here’s some other things that I’ve written:


Of Sirens and Centaurs: Medieval Sculpture at Exeter Cathedral (Exeter: Impress, 2013).

Gargoyles and Grotesques (London: Bloomsbury, 2011).

Liminal Images: Aspects of Medieval Architectural Sculpture in the South of England from the Eleventh to the Sixteenth Centuries (Oxford: John & Erica Hedges, 2005).


Essays for Elementum Journal

‘Star of the Sea: On Urchins and Ancient Waters’, Elementum 4 (forthcoming).

‘Leaf Talk: Conversations with the Green Man’, Elementum 3: 64–75 (2017).

‘In the Eye of the Hag Stone: Under the Spell of Flint on the Sussex Coast’, Elementum 2: 8–19 (2016).

‘Zennor Transformations: in the High Country, in the Mermaid’s Hand’, Elementum 1: 24–37 (2016).


Writing about Romanesque Sculpture

‘The Romanesque Sculpture of North Devon and North Cornwall’, Devon Buildings Group Newsletter 35: 13–30 (2017).

‘Beasts and Beakheads: Romanesque Sculpture at Morwenstow’, in Paul Holden (ed.) Celebrating Pevsner: New Research on Cornish Architecture, London: Francis Boutle, 41–48 (2017).

‘A Stone “Richly Embossed with Volutes”: The Romanesque Tympanum from East Teignmouth’, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association 148: 293–310 (2016).

‘Reconsidering the Romanesque Sculpture of Cornwall’, Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, 57–72 (2015). (This won the Royal Institution of Cornwall’s Cardew-Rendle History Prize – embarrassing photos here).

‘Honeysuckle and Red Sandstone: Some Characteristics of Romanesque Stonecarving in South Devon’, Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association 141: 77–92 (2009).

‘Fragments of Romanesque Sculpture in Totnes’, The Totnes Review 4: 26-27 (2009).

(with Theresa Oakley) ‘The Romanesque Corbel-Table at St John’s, Devizes, and its Sheela-na-gig’, Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 99: 250–254 (2006).

‘A Sheela-na-gig at Worth Matravers’, Proceedings of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society 124: 110-11 (2002).


Other Medieval

‘The Medieval Mermaid at Zennor’ in Jayne Wackett (ed.) All Monsters Great and Small (exhibition guidebook), Truro: Royal Cornwall Museum, 38 (2016).

‘William of Montacute, Fourteenth-Century Stonemason and Sculptor’, Friends of Exeter Cathedral Annual Report 2014 84: 20–23 (2014).

‘A Recently Discovered Medieval Doorway at Exeter Cathedral’, Proceedings of the Devon Archaeological Society 71: 91–97 (2013).

‘Death and the Mermaid: The Carved Capitals at St Michael’s, Horwood (North Devon) and their Patrons’, Journal of the British Archaeological Association 160: 147–164 (2007).

‘Maria’s Mermaid: A Carving on a Tomb at Bovey Tracey’, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 40: 36–39 (2007).


Modern Art and Artists

‘Bride of Quietness: Ithell Colquhoun in Lamorna Valley’, Reliquiae 4: 136–140 (2016).

‘Two Eighteenth-Century Memorials at Shebbear and Black Torrington’, Devon and Cornwall Notes and Queries 40: 131–133 (2009).

‘Animal Spirit’ (interview with Louise Cullen) Resurgence 196: 42–43 (1999).