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South Marston - I

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Type: Foliage-spewer
Location: Church of St Mary Magdalen
OS GR: SU 195880
Period: Victorian
Medium: Wood carving
Foliage: Stylised acanthus
Mood: Oriental, penetrating

This slant-eyed green man is above the door of the screen which stretches across the west end of the church.  He seems strangely familiar, and a glance at our green man logo above reveals why: he is clearly by the same Victorian craftsman.  They share the same frowning brows, the same hooked nose and slanting eyes, and the set of the mouth is very similar.  He is a very fine example of the type.

Also at South Marston

  • At least one more green man on the tower


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Page created on 3 Sept 2007.  Last updated on 3 Sept 2007.