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Salisbury Cathedral - II

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin
OS GR: SU 142295
Period: Gothic
Medium: Stone-carving
Foliage: Too degraded to tell
Mood: Indistinct

Inside the Morning Chapel off the north choir aisle, we find the the baptistry which has, against the east wall, the former altar of St Catherine of Alexandria.  On the north-west corner of the altar top is a spewing head with flowing locks.  It is rather rubbed and damaged, so that it is hard to identify the foliage type, nevertheless, a pleasing example of the type.

Also at Salisbury

  • Many more examples of the green man at the Cathedral and elsewhere
  • In the chapter house, a rare example of a triple head
  • In the nave, a fourteenth-century clock, restored in 1956, formerly in the (now demolished) bell-tower.


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Page created on 6 Apr 2008.  Last updated on 6 Apr 2008.