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Type: Foliate head
Location: Church of the Holy Cross
OS GR: SU 274716
Period: Seventeenth-century (c.1682)
Medium: Marble
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Piscine, grotestque
Description

This rather fish-like foliate head is part of the decorations on the fine tomb of Sir William Jones of Ramsbury Manor, who died in 1682.  We can therefore date this carving fairly exactly to the late seventeeth-century. 

Also at Ramsbury

  • Two ninth-century (Saxon) coped stones with interlacing decorations

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