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

Archive for Dec 14, 2011

New Sighting

Southwell Minster © Martyn Gaunt

Congratulations to Martyn Gaunt for spotting an as yet unlisted Green Man and  Green Beast in the Minster at Southwell in Nottinghamshire. They are both to be found on carved wooden friezes above the choir stalls, the first one is on the north side of the choir and the second, more animal like one is above the stalls on the south side. Martyn commented “While I knew of the many green men within that have been well documented, especially in the Chapter House (Have you been? It is absolutely wonderful!) and the misericord with a full length foliate figure, I had previously been completely unaware of these two figures”

Southwell Minster © Martyn Gaunt