If you look closely to the right side of the door you will see a marble plaque...here is a close up...
A literal translation of this 18th century inscription in Italian would be 'does not enjoy ecclesiastical immunity'...it meant that this church did not have the right to shelter outlaws.
The three churches were the Annunciation of Our Lady, (the main parish church up to 1655), on its west side is St Roque, (built during a terrible plague in 1593) and on the other side St Leonard, patron saint of slaves. The latter cannot be recognised as an old church nowadays since it was converted to a house several years ago. It was originally built in 1575.
Here is a picture of the other church and a close-up of the ornate work in the corner of the doorway...notice the same marble inscription.
You can also see the shadow of the old cemetary cross.
I have to give credit to my daughter for taking these lovely pictures. It was a beautiful day in late spring of last year when these were taken as we walked together through this area and on to San Anton Gardens. On this same day she also took some beautiful photos in the gardens. I will post these in the next posting.