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Seagry - I

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Church of St Mary
OS GR: ST 807936
Period: Mid-Victorian
Medium: Stone carving
Foliage: Oakleaf type
Mood: Drowsy, weary
Description

This rather weary-looking foliage-spewer is one of two green men decorating the lancet window on the exterior of Seagry church's south transept.  His eyes are half-closed, which gives him a most drowsy expression. He has grown a fine set of lichens, which make him seem older than he is, for he cannot date from earlier than 1849, when Seagry church was built by the architect Hakewill.

 

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