HOME

WHO IS THE GREEN MAN?

JACK-in-the-GREEN

ABOUT THE COMPANY

THE GAZETTEER

BLOG & NEWSLETTER

GREEN MAN SHOP

GREEN MAN PUBS

IMAGE ARCHIVE

BIBLIOGRAPHY

ANNUAL EVENTS

LINKS & CONTACT

 

 

Wiltshire

 

 

Place: Aldbourne, St Michael

Location: South aisle Goddard monument (leonine head) , Foliate dragons  on top of frieze on Jacobean pulpit

Date: C17th

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by VAP

 

 

Place: Amesbury, St Mary & St Melor

Location: Several foliate faces on wood bosses

Date: 16th Century

Source: COTGM, F&GD

Verified by VAP

 

Place: Ashton Keynes, Holy Cross

Location: North Porch exterior west

Date: 14th Century?

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Bishopstone, St John the Baptist

Location: North transept—roof boss

Date: C13th?

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Bowerchalke, Holy Trinity Church

Location: Chancel roof bosses in south aisle

Date: Thirteenth Century. Also Victorian (1865/6) carvings.

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Bradford on Avon, St Margaret’s Street

Location: Two Green men  either side of porch, private house

Date: Unknown possibly modern

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Chiseldon (Church of the Holy Cross)

Location: Two fantastic external Green Men and two internal

External: North Aisle wall and SW corner of west end

Internal:  Roof boss slightly before reaching Chancel step (very high) and one on a wooden screen south side of choir stall

Date: External corner GM was part of Ponting’s restoration work in 1892, other is probably 16th C, Internal boss is of unknown date but does seem modern. The screen dates back to the 16th C and came from a family pew

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Codford, St Mary

Location: Fragment on cill below west window in south aisle  (Green Beast)

Date: Romanesque

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Codford, St Peter

Location: Shaft—figure and branch (Early) Nave—faces on foliate corbels

Date: C19th (Shaft early)

Source: CH, WA, RM

 

Place: Crudwell, All Saints

Location: Nave roof-corbel (2)

Date: ?

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by VAP

 

Place: Devizes, St John

Location: One on capital near chancel and two behind and to either side of the altar

Date: 14th Century

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Great Bedwyn, St Mary’s

Location: 1 Green Man very low down in corner of south transept

Date: Unknown (Medieval)

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Great Durnford, St Andrew

Location: North doorway-capitals, Tympanum, archivolts

Date: C12th

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Hinton Parva, St Swithin

Location: Font - 4 leg animal standing on its head

Date: C12th

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by Nick Askew

 

Place: Holt, St Katherine

Location: Exterior - corbels (2)

Date: ?

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by VAP

 

Place: Horningsham, St John the Baptist

Location: Exterior - corbels

Date: C19th

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Laycock Abbey

Location: Cloister roof bosses; tomb of Sir William Sherrington

Added by Roger Vlitos 2012:
“There are a dozen or so Green men at Lacock, all carved into the ceiling of the cloisters near what was the Priest's chamber in an otherwise all female convent. Most of the Green men are in pairs or fours. Only one, near the entrance is clearly female. It may be an effigy of Ela of Salisbury, who built it and ended her days there after her husband Willian Longsword ( a friend of Richard the Lion Heart) died fighting abroad. Ela had been a ward of Richard's mother Elinor of Acquitane, who spent time in Salisbury. Ela grew up in France, and and is said to have spent time at Fontrevault before marrying William and moving to Salisbury “

Date: 1553

Source: CH, WGM, Roger Vlitos

 

Place: Laycock, St Cyriac’s

Location: Lady chapel arch 2 Green Men on inside of arch of Sharington tomb

Date: 1553

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Ludgershall, St James

Location: Directly behind pulpit

Date: Exact date unknown

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Malmsbury Abbey

Location: South aisle over window

Date: C15th

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Mere, St Michael

Location: Side chapel and misericord

Date: ?

Source: CH

Verified by VAP

 

Place: Salisbury Cathedral

Location: Misericord, roof bosses, memorial to Simon of Ghent (1297-1315) Frieze in Edmund Audley Chantry (1502-1524)

Date: Unknown

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Salisbury, County Hotel

Location: Spandrel of a blocked doorway facing the river

Date: Unknown

Sighting added by Vanessa Piggot

 

Place: Salisbury, Crew (used to be Watsons China Shop)

Location: Upstairs Beam

Date: Unknown

Sighting added by Vanessa Piggot

 

Place: Salisbury, St Thomas

Location: Capital near altar

Date: Unknown

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Seagry (Church of St Mary)

Location: Two external Green Men

External: South Transept

Date: 1860?

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Shaw, Christ Church

Location: Reredos (C.E. Ponting)

Date: 1905

Source: CH

 

Place: Sherrington, St Cosmo and St Damian

Location: Painted frame and text

Date: 1630

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: South Marston, St Mary Magdalen

Location: Tower corbel exterior

Date: C15th

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by Nick Askew

 

Place: Stanton St Quintin (St Giles Church)

Location: Twin Green Men on Lych Gate 

Date: Early 20th C?

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Steeple Langford, All Saints

Location: Timber roof bosses

Date: ?

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Sutton Benger, All Saints

Location: Various: One internal early 14th C in south transept (relocated there at some point)  exceptional example carved with hawthorn, birds, berries etc, from oolitic limestone. At least four external Green Men dating from 14th C and later all excellent examples some heads have weathered to the point where they are difficult to distinguish between basic heads and green men.

Date: 14th Century and later

Source: CH, WGM

Verified by C Walton

 

Place: Westwood, St Mary

Location: Small Green Man beneath a wall memorial

Date: ?

Source: CH, WGM

 

Place: Winterbourne Monkton, St Mary Magdalene

Location: Font

Date: C12th

Source: CH

 

Place: Winterbourne Monkton, St Mary Magdalene

Location: Font, eroded Sheila-Na-Gig and Green Man floor tiles

Date: ?

Source: WA, CH, VAP 

Verified by VAP