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Lacock Abbey - II

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Cloisters of Lacock Abbey
OS GR: ST 919685
Period: Fourteenth-century
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Demonic, beastly
Description

The third of three green men in the cloisters of Lacock Abbey is this hairy demon with a single spray of foliage spewing from his grinning mouth.  He frowns menacingly with beetling eyebrows, and the remains of colours on the stone show he must have once had a red face, brown hair and scarlet mouth. 

Also at Lacock Abbey

  • Two more green men among the bosses
  • Many more entertaining figures: mermaids, war-elephants etc

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