Gargoyles - All Saints Church - Birling - Kent - UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dave-harris
N 51° 19.190 E 000° 24.581
31U E 319504 N 5688578
Quick Description: Gargoyles on All Saints Church in the small village of Birling
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/4/2012 10:48:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDX08
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Revbigjohn
Views: 5

Long Description:
Birling is a small village in Kent, not far from West Malling and has links via the nearby M20 motorway. Free parking is available behind the church in the car park.

For such a small village, this is quite an impressive church. There has been a church on this spot since the Norman invasion and the church was central to the struggles of both King Henry VI and VIII.

On each corner of the tower there are Gargoyles. Sadly these are no longer used to allow the water to drain off the roof, as you can clearly see modern drain pipes protruding. However on the west side of the church there is a low level flat roof with two gargoyles, one on each corner. These are clearly still operational and they are only 9 or 10 feet above ground level.
Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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