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Salisbury Cathedral - XI

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Type: Peeper
Location: Cathedral of St Mary the Virgin
OS GR: SU 142295
Period: Nineteenth-century Gothic
Medium: Stone-carving
Foliage: Ivy leaves and berries
Mood: Pained, sorrowful



Slightly damaged, this is still a very pleasing peeper, the second to be found on this impressive Victorian-Gothick monument to the Rev. Thomas Henry Hume (died 1834), designed by Hopper.  Look for the monument against the west wall of the cathedral's south transept.

The melancholy face with a rather pained expression (as befits a mourner) is surrounded by what is clearly ivy leaves and berries.  You will find it at the bottom of the monument, to the right of the main tablet.  Another very pleasing example of its 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 27 Dec 2008.  Last updated on 27 Dec 2008.