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|Location:||Mud Lane on the north boundary of Wootton Rivers parish|
|OS GR:||SU 1987464686|
|Period:||Turn of the 21st century?|
This replica of the famous Bamberg green man has been carved into the cut end of a lopped branch of a living oak tree. The tree stands on the north side of Mud Lane, a charming green lane that follows the northern edge of Wootton Rivers parish. We have given a 10-figure OS grid reference, rather than the more usual 6-figure number, to help you locate it exactly.
We do not know who is responsible for creating this green man, but whoever it is has considerable skill in wood-carving. He hangs like a guardian spirit above the path, watching the parish boundary, and would certainly startle anyone walking here unwarily at night!
If you can tell us more about his origins, such as who the craftsperson is who created him, please email us.
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