Antique 16th century English Gothic limestone finials with ball top, chamfered octagonal neck with wide skirt and octagonal plinth base. Strong line and good proportions with hand-carving clearly evident in the shaft, skirt and reveals. The pair is believed to be originally from a demolished abbey/church in western England, dating back to the 16th -17th century, the late Gothic period.
Finials were used as the decorative uppermost point of a pinnacle, gable end, buttress or spire. The pitting and weathering from rain and weather shows significant age, with an old small repair at base of one of the spheres.