Other Matters of Lovelock Interest




  • In the 17th Century King Charles 1 introduced the Lovelock - a long ringlet or plait usually separated from the rest of the hair, brought forward on the shoulder and tied with a ribbon or rosette. Amongst European "men of fashion" the lovelock was
    apparently made to rest over the left shoulder (the heart side) to show devotion to a loved one, as in the portrait to the right, or, with considerable exaggeration, as in the engraving of Sir Thomas Meautys (1592 - 1649) to the left.



    A stricter mood influenced other English hairstyles as the poorer population and the Puritans wore shorter, uncurled haircuts
    under caps. In the New World in 1634 the students at Harvard (they were all men) were forbidden to engage in the fashion extremes of hairdressing, including long hair, Lovelocks, and hair powdering. See also Variants on the Lovelock Surname.


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  • If you ever find yourself at a loose end in Liverpool, Lancashire you might like to make your way to Unit 6 in the Old Haymarket, postcode L1 6ER, where you will find the Coffee Shop opened by Sarah Lovelock in 2017.

    Long may the business thrive!

        Another of the Company's products, pictured below, has generated a degree of on-line discussion in an attempt to discover what it is and
        how it was used, but all to no avail. If you can identify it and know how it was used please let us know!

Mystery Implement

Photograph Copyright Farmers Insurance, 218 South Main Street, Livingston, Montana, USA