Elaine C. Block Database of Misericords

Elaine C. Block started photographing European choir stalls in the 1970s. The slides which form the basis for the image collection in the Index database all date from the 1980s and 90’s. When digital technology first appeared on the market, Elaine bought a digital camera and returned to many of the previously photographed sites but she also ventured further afield. As such some of the images are digital while others were originally analogue. From 2000 onwards she was frequently accompanied in this endeavor by her friends and colleagues, the most faithful being Frédéric Billiet, who took many pictures for her.

The coverage of the database includes the following sites-

Belgium:
Analogue: Aarschot, Bruges, Diest, Hastière, Hoogstraeten, Leuven (St.-Gertrude, Notre-Dame, St.-Pierre), Walcourt, Waulsort.

Denmark:
Analogue: Roskilde.

France:
Digital: Amiens, Arneke, Auxerre, Blainville-Crévon, Colmar, Coueron, Favières, Flavigny, Fontenay-en-Parisis, Lampaul-Guimiliau, Lautenbach, Les Andelys, Montréal, Noyers, Palluau-sur-Indre, Paris (Musée National du Moyen Age, St.-Gervais), Quaedypre, Rochefort-en-Terre, Rouen, Saint-Denis, Saint-Marcel, Saint-Martin-au-Bois, Saint-Pol-de-Léon, Solesmes, Thann, Tréguier, Vendôme, Vitteaux.

Analogue: Abondance, Ambierle, Ambronay, Angers, Arbois, Aureil, Bard-le-Régulier, Barjols, Beaulieu-lès-Loches, Beauvais (Cathedral, St.-Étienne), Behuard, Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise, Blaison-Gohier, Blesle, Bletterans, Bommiers, Boos, Bordeaux, Bosc-Renoult-en-Ouche, Bouafles, Bourg-Achard, Bourg-en-Bresse (Notre-Dame, Brou Abbey), Bourges, Bourth, Carentan, Céré-la-Ronde, Champeaux (St.-Martin, Ste.-Marie-Madelaine), Chanteuges, Château-l’Hermitage, Chaudes-Aigues, Chaumont-en-Vexin, Chaux-du-Dombief, Chezal-Benoît, Clairvaux-Lacs, Concressault, Conlie, Coulanges, Cuiseaux, Cuisery, Distré, Dol-de-Bretagne, Embrun, Essômes-sur-Marne, Estouteville-Écalles, Évian-les-Bains, Évreux, Faverolles-sur-Cher, Faye, Fontaine-la-Soret, Gerberoy, Goupillières, Herbault, Issoudun, Iteuil, Ivoy-le-Pré, Jarzé, La Chaise-Dieu, La Lucerne d’Outremer, Langeac, Le Fidelaire, Le Liège, Le Mans, Le Puy-Notre-Dame, Les Bottereaux, Levroux, Lisieux (Cathedral, St.-Jacques), Liverdun, Lorris, Luxeuil-les-Bains, L’Isle-Adam, Magny-les-Hameaux, Marolles-les-Bailly, Maurs, Mauvezin, Mezières-en-Brenne, Milly-la-Forêt, Monestiès, Monpazier, Montbenoît, Montbozon, Montpezat-de-Quercy, Montréal, Montsoreau, Morienval, Mortain (Abbaye Blanche, St.-Évroult), Mortemart, Mozac, Nègrepelisse, Néry, Noizay, Nozeroy, Oiron, Orbais, Ormes, Oulchy-le-Château, Pocé-sur-Cisse, Poitiers, Pont-de-Cé, Pont-Saint-Pierre, Pont-Sainte-Marie, Poulaines, Préaux, Précigné, Précy-Saint-Martin, Presles, Prey, Prudhomat, Ramerupt, Remy, Ricey-Bas, Rigny-Ussé, Rodez, Routot, Saint-Amand-sur-Ornain, Saint-Chamant, Saint-Christophe-en-Bazelle, Saint-Claude, Saint-Épain, Saint-Étienne-de-Lisse, Saint-Fargeau, Saint-Geoire-en-Valdaine, Saint-Illide, Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat, Saint-Martin-le-Gaillard, Saint-Pierre-de-Chartreuse, Saint-Pourçain-sur-Sioule, Sainte-Croix-en-Jarez, Sainte-Marthe, Sainte-Pallaye, Salins-les-Bains, Salles-Curan, Saumur, Simorre, Sisteron, Soignolles-en-Brie, Soisy-sous-Montmorency, Solignac, Sougé, Tocqueville-sur-Eu, Tourville-la-Rivière, Trôo, Troyes, Venables, Vence, Villabé, Villefranche-de-Rouergue (Notre-Dame, St.-Sauveur), Villettes, Villiers-sur-Loir, Yenne.

Germany:
Digital: Baden-Baden, Berlin (museum), Blaubeuren, Boppard, Breisach, Cappenberg, Cologne, Emmerich, Erfurt, Kempen, Kleve, Konstanz, Magdeburg, Stendal, Ulm.

Analogue: Bamberg, Bardowick, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Einbeck, Esslingen, Geislingen, Herrenburg, Isolahn, Kalkar, Lübeck, Marienheide, Memmingen, Naumburg, Nettersheim, Neuss, Nordlingen, Osnabruck, Rodingen, Schleswig, Steinfeld, Straelen, Warendorf, Xanten.

Great Britain and Ireland:
Digital: Bakewell, Beaumaris, Bebington, Beverly (St.-Mary, Minster), Bristol, Carlisle, Cartmel Priory, Chester, Chichester (Cathedral, St.-Mary), Christchurch, Durham, Ely, Exeter, Fairford, Gloucester, Great Malvern, Gresford, Greystoke, Hexham, Lancaster, Lincoln, London (V&A, Royal Foundation of St. Katherine), Ludlow, Manchester, Middleton-by-Pickering, Nantwich, Old Malton, Ottery-Saint-Mary, Oxford (All Souls College, Magdalen College, New College), Ripon, Ripple, Saint David’s, Salisbury (Cathedral, St.-Thomas), Sherborne, Southwell, Stratford-on-Avon, Tewkesbury, Wakefield, Wells, Westminster, Winchester (Cathedral, College Chapel), Windsor, Worcester.

Analogue: Abergavenny, Aldington, Arundel, Ashford, Astley, Aylsham, Balsham, Bangor, Bebington, Beddington, Bedford, Belchamp, Bildeston, Birmingham, Bishop’s Storford, Blackburn, Blackney, Borey Tracey, Bury St. Edmonds, Cambridge (Kings College, St John’s College), Canon Pyon, Castle Acre, Castle Hedingham, Cawston, Cley, Cliffe-at-Hoo, Cockington, Colton, Coventry (Holy Trinity, Henry VIII’s Grammar School), Darrington, Denston, Dunblane, East Harling, East Lexham, Eccleshall, Edinburgh, Enville, Etchingham, Faversham, Fordham, Fornham, Framsden, Gamlingay, Gayton, Glasgow, Gloucester, Godmanchester, Great Doddington, Great Oakley, Gresford, Hackness, Halford, Halsall, Hedingham, Hemingborough, Hemington, Hereford (Cathedral, All Saints), Herne, Higham Ferrars, Holdenby, Holdgate, Holme Lacy, Isleham, Kings Lynn (St.-Margaret, Museum), Knowle, Landbeach, Lavenham, Leighton Buzzard, Leintwardine, Limerick, Lingfield, Litcham, Lovershall, Ludlow, Maidstone, Malpas, Mere, Middlezoy, Milton, Minster-in-Thanet, Newark, North Walsham, Norwich, Occold, Over, Peterborough, Ranworth, Richmond, Rotherham, Screveton, Soham, Southwold, Sprotborough, Stevenage, Stoke-by-NayLand, Stowlangtoft, Sudbury, Sutton Courtenay, Swinbrook, Swine-in-Holderness, Tansor, Thompson, Throwley, Thurgarten, Tideswell, Tilney, Tong, Trunch, Ufford, Walpote, Wantage, Wellingborough, West Lynn, Weston-in-Gordano, Whalley, Wingham, Worle, Wysall.

Italy:
Analogue: Aosta (Cathedral, S. Orso), Chieri, Milan.

Netherlands:
Digital: Bolsward, Breda, Dordrecht, Haarlem, Oirschot, Venlo.

Analogue: Amsterdam, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Utrecht, Venlo.

Portugal:
Analogue: Coimbra, Évora, Funchal.

Russia:
Analogue: Moscow.

Spain:
Digital: Astorga, Barcelona, Catalunya, Celanova, León, Madrid, Miraflores, Najéra, Plasencia, Seville, Talavera, Xunquiera de Ambía, Yuste, Zamora, Zaragoza.

Analogue: Avila, Mondoñedo, Cuidad Rodrigo.

Sweden:
Analogue: Lund.

Switzerland:
Digital: Basel (Cathedral, St.-Pierre, Museum), Coppet, Estavayer-le-Lac, Hauterive, Maigrauge, Moudon, Romont.

Analogue: Berne, Fribourg, Geneva (St.-Pierre, S.-Gervais), Hauterive, Lausanne, Liestal, Lutry, Yverdon, Zofingen, Zug.

USA:
Digital: Boston.

Welleda Muller, Misericordia International