You'll find this odd, rather amateurish carving in the porch of St James Church at Longdon - it is of a hand, with a heart at its centre.
The church guide says it is called 'The Bride's Hand', as brides used to touch it on their way in to the church as a way of bringing good fortune to the marriage. Some still do.
I can find nothing else about it, as for example... how old is it? Why does it show a left hand, when it is on the right-hand side of the porch door? If that is a heart in the centre, why is it upside-down?
I suspect, however, that it was just a bit of fun when it was carved - and is nothing more than that.
Well, I think so...