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Demon Carvers & Mooning Men

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So if they were not all done by one man why do we so many? It’s obvious, isn’t it? This was a bunch of men who knew each other leaving their collective “trademark”. It wasn’t a local tradition in the way that some areas of the country have characteristic architecture. Mooning men, in fact, appear throughout England and France although never as far as I can ascertain in the form they appear in the East Midlands and usually even then as gargoyles and definitely not as frieze carvings. A vital piece of information lies in the form of the ubiquitous image of a woman wearing a square headdress. Every church in this group has them - often several.