All Things Green Man & The Traditional Jack-in-the-Green

New sighting

Leicestershire Stretton en le Field St Michaels Church (Copyright © Peter Harris)

Thanks to Peter Harris for adding this previously unlisted Green Man to our gazetteer. It is a roof boss in St Michaels Church Stretton en le Field Leicestershire. The boss appears to be in two halves, you can view both pictures on our Flickr Archive at:

The Churches Conservation Trust entry for this church at: reads:

“Built of warm-toned sandstone, Medieval St Michael’s elegant spire is seen above the trees, in rolling wooded countryside, where the boundaries of four counties meet.

Nearby are earthworks of former settlements, but now only a few scattered houses remain. With late 18th-century box pews and other fittings, but with no major Victorian restoration, it is an uncommon survival of a Medieval church where time has stood still.

There are good bosses in the roof and a fine incised alabaster slab”

The full address for this church is: Rectory Lane, Stretton-en-le-Field, Swadlincote, Leicestershire, DE12 8AF

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