During a recent holiday on Dartmoor in Devon a little bit of Green Man hunting took place. This remarkable disgorging roof boss was discovered in the 15th century church of St Michael at Ilsington.
A number of intriguingly moustachioed bosses tried to distract and confuse us. But finally there he was peering down from on high to add as a completely new entry to the gazetteer. Always a great feeling when a previously unreported green man appears out of the gloom of a church ceiling.
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My thanks to Jennie Miller and Gary Truss for allowing me to reproduce more of their wonderful photographs. The two pictures accompanying this post are from the font of St Nicholas, Ashill (above) and the 15th Century Screen at St James Church, Hockwold-cum-Wilton (below)
More of Jennie and Gary’s pictures from Norfolk and many other locations can be viewed on our Flickr photographic archive HERE
My thanks to Danny and Natasha Gates for these wonderful pictures of previously unrecorded Green Men on the rood screen of St John the Baptist Church in Lustleigh, Devon.
My thanks to Jennie Miller and Gary Truss for allowing me to reproduce more of their wonderful photographs. The two pictures accompanying this post are from Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire.
Ely Cathedral was formally the Cathedral Church of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Ely. It is the principal church of the Diocese of Ely, in Cambridgeshire, England, and is the seat of the Bishop of Ely and a suffragan bishop, the Bishop of Huntingdon. The architectural styles found in the cathedral include: Romanesque, English Gothic, Norman and Gothic.
My thanks to Sarah Poole for sending us these wonderful photographs of Green Men in Lincoln Cathedral, Lincolnshire for our photographic archive. You can view these pictures and hundreds more at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/thecompanyofthegreenman
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My Thanks to David Rawlins for adding two previously unreported green men to the gazetteer. The Green Men are on misericords in the choir stalls of Holy Trinity Church, Chantry in Somerset (BA11 3LJ).
Chantry Church was built in 1846 and designed by Gilbert Scott. The carvings are of very high quality, as is all the work in the Church. Holy Trinity Church has eight misericords all told.
This sighting is in our gazetteer which can be viewed HERE
And has been added to our Flickr photographic archive which can be viewed HERE
This is one of a group of wonderful green men that can be found in All Saints the parish church of Sharrington a Grade I listed building. A church has been recorded here since the 13th century and All Saints’ parish church was once described as a “grand church of great local importance.“ The north and south aisles, transept and porch were taken down in the middle of the 18th century due to a significant reduction in the local population and the resulting loss of wealth.