COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm. All services are now online only and everyone is welcome to join.
You have to feel for the chap on this medieval-style wall decoration ? toothache in the Middle Ages would not have been much fun!
Grotesques such as this are caricatures added as a valuable personal touch by the craftsmen who sometimes laboured for decades on these wonderful buildings. This particular fellow is part of a whole gang with toothache in Wells Cathedral.
Made from hard plaster and with a hanging loop for display.