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Trowbridge - II

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Type: Foliate head, cat-head.
Location: Church of St James
OS GR: ST 856581
Period: Fifteenth-century
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Feline, menacing
Description

The second of the two green men in the south porch of Trowbridge's church of St James, is to the left of the wooden structure around the door into the nave. 

Again, this is not a full foliate head - the foliage sprouts from the eyebrows only.  Like its companion nearby, it probably dates from the church's construction c. 1450.  It is clearly a cat-head, and as such it links back in time to the spewing cat-heads we find on Norman fonts and capitals.

Also at Trowbridge

  • Two more green men
  • Fine mediaeval (but restored) angel roof
  • Some fine gargoyles on the exterior

 


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Page created on 29 July 2007.  Last updated on 29 July 2007.