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Great Bedwyn

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Type: Foliage-spewer, beast-head
Location: Church of St Mary the Virgin
OS GR: SU 268643
Period: Mediaeval
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Oakleaf
Mood: Simian, bestial
Description

This unusual green 'man' can be found inside the parish church, in the south-east corner of the south transept, about five feet off the ground.  It is a decorative water-stoup.

This green man appears to have the head of an ape, with a wide mouth and snub nose.  He is spewing foliage rather like oak leaves, and his eyebrows seem to flow directly from broad bridge of his nose. 

Also at Great Bedwyn

  • Tombs of the Seymour family, whose descendant Jane Seymour was the third wife of King Henry VIII

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Page created on 15 July 2007  Last updated on 15 July 2007