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Chiseldon - III

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Type: Foliate head
Location: Church of the Holy Cross
OS GR: SU 186800
Period: 1890s?
Medium: Wood carving
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Wide-eyed, pleased
Old or new?

A second foliate head, this time inside the church on the nave roof, carved on a boss above the chancel step.  But is it old or new, mediaeval or Victorian?  My guess is that it also dates from Ponting's restoration of 1892: something in the style suggests that.  The eyes are heavy-lidded and the lips and teeth rather modern-looking. 

Also at Chiseldon

  • Three more green men
  • Some other fine grotesques on the exterior


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Page created on 2.09.07.  Last updated on 2.09.07.