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Cricklade

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Type: Foliage-spewer, cat
Location: Church of St Sampson
OS GR: SU 099931
Period: Fifteenth-century (late Gothic)
Medium: Stone carving
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Leonine, watchful
The Cat is watching

This green 'man' is of the cat-head type, as can be easily recognised by its feline nose.  The foliage spewing from its mouth coils up and around its face, surrounding it with greenery, as is usual in a boss of this type.

The green man hangs high overhead in the crossing tower.  You will need binoculars to get the best view of this one.

Also at Cricklade

  • The church cat, Chloe, an ex-stray.  Look out for a black cat in and around the church.
  • A glorious stained-glass window depicting the life of St Nicholas, by Martin Travers 1920
  • Also overhead in the tower, another boss of very scatalogical nature, depicting a 'man at stool', or 'caccans'.  You really do not want to know what he is about to let drop on your head...

 


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Page created on 9 Sept 2007.  Last updated on 9 Sept 2007.