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Horningsham - III

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Type: Peeper
Location: Church of St John the Baptist
OS GR: ST 821414
Period: Victorian
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Serene, prim
A May Queen

The first of two peepers here at Horningsham, and also the first of this sub-set of the green man motif that we have found in Wiltshire.  This lady is a queen, crowned and peeping out at us from the surrounding foliage.  She is serene, but her small mouth and drooping eyelids give her a rather prim, self-satisfied air. 

Also at Horningsham

  • Three more green men
  • A carved angel roof inside the church
  • A holy well up on the main road, below a stone cross

Design by Black Cat Folklore
Page created on 17 Oct 2007.  Last updated on
17 Oct 2007.

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