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Salisbury St Edmund - I

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Church of St Edmund
OS GR: SU 147305
Period: Fifteenth-century (Perpendicular)
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Blank, blurred
Much degraded, but strangely touching

The curiously appealing little green man can be found on the exterior of St Edmund's church, Salisbury, on the exterior of the north aisle.  Find the 2nd window from the east end of the aisle, and the green man is on the left of that window, snuggled up against the downspout.  The head is much damaged, probably by acid rain, and it's features have blurred so that it is impossible to say that kind of foliage forms a web about its head, but the overall effect is rather touching.

 


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