Mere - V
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|Location:||Church of St Michael the Archangel|
|OS GR:||ST 812323|
The Victorian roof in the nave's south aisle contains two green men that are real challenges to the photographer, high up, ill-lit and self-coloured so that they do not show up well against the surrounding wood. This first one, a foliage-spewer, is at the west end of the south aisle above a window. Look for the word 'sanctus' in the frieze and he is just above. He is not very large, and on a dull day it is difficult to make out his appearance, but our photograph shows a rather severe oriental face with hooked nose. The roof was restored in Victorian times, so this is a relatively modern example of the green man.
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