Yet another ancient hair-cut to astound! Why the Jacobean gentry thought it was a good idea to sport a quiff, as does this gentleman (Robert Meverell, entombed in Ilam Church), is hard to guess. But then - who ever understands the vagaries of fashion anyway?
This is not the only 'Burton Peak' hair-style (as this cut was known) that you will find on a tomb in Staffordshire. There's a rather handsome one in Forton too.
(There's a rather nice set of reflections about Ilam Church in The Corners of My Mind blog)
This post appeared on the 'Surprise' page of the My Town Shoot-Out Photo-Blog