Image Bank

Shaw

All photographs are copyright to Wiltshire Green Men

Report a Green Man


Type: Foliage-spewers
Location: Christ Church, Shaw
OS GR: ST 888657
Period: Early 20th-century (1905)
Medium: Wood
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Obscure
Description

These tiny twin green men are to be found on the reredos behind the altar.  They are small decorative elements on the canopy above the crucified Christ, and are very difficult to photograph effectively. 

The architect of Shaw church was Charles Ponting, the diocesan architect and a native of Wiltshire.  He seems to have been particularly fond of the green man motif and included it in several of his church restorations, such as Holt and Edington.

Also at Shaw

  • The whole church is a glorious Arts-and-Crafts extravaganza, with a half-timbered clerestory and superb gargoyles on the tower

 


Design by Black Cat Folklore
Page created on 29 July 2007.  Last updated on 29 July 2007.