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    Type: Foliate heads
Location: Church of St Cyriac
OS GR: ST 917685
Period: Mid Sixteenth-century (1566)
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Urbane
Description

These two foliate heads in profile are on the Sharington tomb in Lacock's Church of St Cyriac.  The tomb stands against the north wall of the Lady Chapel, and is a particularly fine early Renaissance monument. 

Our two foliate heads are at either end of the panel on the wall immediately above the tomb-chest.  The one on the left is the finer example, and has the more natural expression.

Sir William Sharington died in 1553, and the tomb itself is dated 1566.

Also at Lacock

  • More green men in the cloisters of Lacock Abbey
  • The famous pipe-smoking grotesque on the exterior of Lacock church.

 


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Page created on 29 July 2007.  Last updated on
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