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|Location:||Church of St Cosmas & St Damian|
|OS GR:||ST 961393|
|Foliage:||Single stylised leaves, with central 'tulip'|
|Mood:||Fresh-faced, youthful, amiable|
At the west end of the Church of St Cosmas & St Damian, on wall to right of the organ, we find this youthful green man painted in the border below a text. He is a curly-haired jacobean youth, spewing out two simple leaves and a flower on a stem. Given that he dates from the time of 'tulipomania', one is tempted to interpret this flower as one of the tulips that were so highly prized... or it could be a late interpretation of the lotus flower that appears in some Romanesque examples of the green man.
Also at Sherrington
by Black Cat Folklore