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Great Durnford

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Church of St Andrew
OS GR: SU 136383 
Period: Norman (12th century)
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Minimalist, blank
Romanesque twins

Facing each other on the lintels of the north door are twin green men, dating from the Norman/Romanesque period.  One is much worn, but the other, pictured here, is still quite crisply carved.  Neither is very big.  They have watched the comings and goings of the village congregation for close on 1000 years.

Also at Great Durnford

  • Two Norman doorways with attractive tympanums - the exterior of the south door has a swastika design
  • Wall paintings
  • A comedy creature on the north capital of the chancel arch
  • A beautiful engraved window in the south aisle, best viewed from outside.


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Page created on 17 October 2007.  Last updated on 17 October 2007.