The real treasure of Southwell Minster is the Chapter House, which is filled with foliate decoration, leaf-sprouting green men and a fine assortment of real and mythical creatures. Be prepared to spend some time studying the carvings in this space; your patience will be by a glimpse of a snout here, a grimacing face there and of course the dragons who play hide and seek in the world famous “Leaves of Southwell.” It is perhaps not surprising that the masons were inspired by a woodland theme. After all, the majority of the stone was quarried in Mansfield and then transported through Sherwood Forest.

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  • Barry Norton
    Barry Nortonabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture

  • thank you so much Barry

    – Elaine123

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 4 years ago

    Gorgeous capture!

  • thank you Cee :))

    – Elaine123

  • Yhun Suarez
    Yhun Suarezabout 4 years ago

    Features 16th of January 2011

    -yhun :)

  • Wow Thank you so much this is a surprise I feel honored :))

    – Elaine123

  • Guy Carpenter
    Guy Carpenterabout 4 years ago

    Nice photo. I used to cycle out to Southwell from Nottingham and spend hot summer afternoon’s sitting in front of the Minster, enjoying the sun.

  • thank you Guy it is a beautiful Church

    – Elaine123

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