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Chiseldon - IV

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Type: Foliage-sprewer
Location: Church of the Holy Cross
OS GR: SU 186800
Period: Sixteenth-century
Medium: Wood carving
Foliage: Extremely stylised
Mood: Stern, frowning
Carved in Spanish chestnut

This very unusual green man dates from the sixteenth century and is carved on a panel of Spanish chestnut which was said originally to have been from the Calley family pew.  It is now part of the choir stalls in the chancel: look in the centre of the stall on the south side.

Although datable to the sixteenth-century, this fellow has an eighteenth-century air with his rolled hairstyle and a hat that looks almost like a tricorne. 

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.