Historical places in Thurrock

Thurrock Museum archive on tour – have your say

Thurrock Museum has picked 10 great items from its archive is giving you the chance to experience them close-up on a tour of the borough this year. Vote for the object you would most like to see.

The Green Man of Mucking

Thurrock Museum's logo is based on the 'Green Man' emblem to be found on a 13th century sculpture that decorates the top of a stone pillar in Mucking church. The church is now redundant and in private ownership.

The Green Man, who is sometimes called Jack-in-the-Green, has a long history in traditional custom and art. The foliage that surrounds him shows he is a spirit of the woods. He is particularly associated with growth and fertility.