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Image of the feature "III. Exterior Features: 3. Exterior Decoration: d. Miscellaneous: Carved head in E chancel wall" at Broomfield.

by Richard Slaughter.

A composite human head of light grey stone is set in the exterior of the chancel E wall, apparently as building material since it is laid slightly off the vertical and is in no way emphasized. It has a broad forehead with indications of rows of wavy hair. It narrows to what must be called a muzzle with a triangular open mouth. The eyes are drilled and there is no nose.

Dimensions

Head
Height of head 0.14 m
Max. width of head 0.11 m
Position
Distance from NE buttress 3.14 m
Distance from SE buttress 2.53 m
Height of head above ground 1.25 m