Gargoyles - St Peter - Hook Norton, Oxfordshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 51° 59.721 W 001° 29.068
30U E 604049 N 5761604
Quick Description: Gargoyles on St Peter's church, Hook Norton.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 11/2/2020 11:41:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM13BPZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 3

Long Description:
The west tower of St Peter's church, Hook Norton, consists of 4 stages with an embattled parapet, 8 pinnacles and gargoyles. There are also some gargoyles along the string course. Some of the gargoyles have a water spout.

"St. Peter's church was first registered in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle of 922 AD. The current building includes a Chancel dating back to the 12th Century, and an 11th Century font, which draws visitors from far and wide. There have been considerable additions to the building, many dating back to the 15th and 16th Centuries, including an impressive tower, which houses the bells that are still rung weekly (bell-ringing practice is on Thursday evenings). St. Peter's also houses the village's original fire engine, known as 'The Sentinel', which was last used in 1896."

SOURCE - (visit link)
Water spout is used: no

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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