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Westwood - I

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Type: Foliate head
Location: Church of St Mary
OS GR: ST 812590
Period: Early eighteenth-century (c. 1730)
Medium: Stone
Foliage: Stylised
Mood: Startled, pop-eyed
Description

To the right of our first green man, this fine eighteenth-century foliate head supports yet another striking memorial.

Here the foliage sweeps up from the brow area and out from the nose, like a moustache.  Two round eyes are practically popping out of their sockets, and two pointy ears show this is a being from outside the mundane world.

Also at Westwood

  • A Rococo green man
  • The Old Lad of Westwood (he's behind you!)

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Page created on 22 July 2007.  Last updated on 22 July 2007