The Easthorpe Sheela Na Gig
The Easthorpe Sheela currently resides in the castle museum in Colchester but originally came form the small parish church in nearby Easthorpe. It was donated by the vicar of the church earlier this century as he thought it "obscene". When the figure was in the church it was kept above the main door in an alcove. Once again we have classic position for a sheela above or near entrances to the church. It is made of chalk, which according a local historian is not native to the area. Interestingly this sheela has the word Elui carved down right hand side of it the significance of which is now lost.