The Green Man in Stoke-on-Trent
|A Green Man is a sculpture,
drawing, or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from
leaves. Branches or vines may sprout from the nose, mouth, nostrils or
other parts of the face and these shoots may bear flowers or fruit.
Commonly used as a decorative architectural ornament, Green Men are
frequently found on carvings in churches and other buildings.
Primarily the Green Man is interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, or "renaissance," representing the cycle of growth each spring.
on the fašade of Jackson's Buildings , Church Street, Stoke - installed 1899
capitals at Stoke Market depicting a Green Man-type face amongst foliage
the panels with a face within a design of foliage and scrolls
of the 'green man' face
the first storey fašade between shop frontages on Percy Street, Hanley