Stone heads

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A selection of recent-ish photos of past figurative casts, sculptures and carvings
from Llandovery Castle, the British Museum, Llangorse, Abergavenny, National Museum of Wales and Crickhowell

Stone heads

Stone head: boar

boar's head

Boar’s head, Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales

Though no longer the sign for an inn, this stone carving was indeed probably for an entrance to a pub called The Blue Boar in 1877. Later the building was the site of a coach factory and is now a nondescript shop front located amongst pizza and eastern food outlets.

Stone heads

Stone head 28: weathered

Another two pairs of medieval monarchs,
St Mary’s Church, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
St Andrew’s Church, Congresbury, North Somerset

A little worse for wear from being exposed, either side of exterior doors or windows, to all weathers: stained, broken-nosed, ignored and a little unloved. Great fashion sense though!