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|Location:||Church of All Saints|
|OS GR:||ST 956929|
Here we have the first green man so far identified in Wiltshire where foliage appears to be issuing from the eye-sockets. Because this fellow is high up in the church, the second corbel from the west end on the north side, it is difficult to be categorical, but our photograph certainly seems to show stems coming from the eye-sockets rather than from the eyebrows. This is a motif that we find in some Devon green men, which also date from the 14th or 15th century: it seems it was a late-mediaeval development of the form.
Also at Crudwell
by Black Cat Folklore