Gargoyles - St Mary - Colston Bassett, Nottinghamshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 53.857 W 000° 58.120
30U E 636638 N 5862812
Quick Description: Grotesque gargoyles on the bell tower of St Mary's church, Colston Bassett.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/5/2017 1:23:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMW3FW
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 1

Long Description:
"The tower was increased in height in the 15th century to provide a belfry. The present bell frame has been tree-ring dated to 1609. On the east face of the tower the outline of the mid 13th century steeply pitched roof can be seen below the 15th century roof drip. There is a great deal of superb carving on the tower. It has three grotesque gargoyles. The grim one on the north side clutches two human figures. The lead spouts were inserted in 1937 and replaced when the tower was re-roofed in 1999."

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Water spout is used: yes

Condition: Lightly Weathered

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