Disused gargoyles, Church of the Holy Cross, Byfield, Northants.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman
N 52° 10.363 W 001° 14.531
30U E 620205 N 5781705
Quick Description: These two disused gargoyles were removed from the tower and placed here in the south porch.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/11/2011 12:18:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMC0N1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Revbigjohn
Views: 3

Long Description:
It is remarkable just how big gargoyles are, their true size can be seen in these two disused examples which were removed from the tower, probably at the C19th century restoration.

This grade I listed church was built in the C14th and C15th and was restored in the late C19th. It is built of coursed squared limestone with limestone and sandstone dressings, and slate roofs. It consists of a chancel, a nave, north and south aisles, a south aisle chapel, a south porch, and a west tower with steeple.

The smallest gargoyle is some 500cm high and depicts a grotesque with hands opening its mouth wide. The other one is twice the size and appears to depict a lion-like creature on a pole with a gorgette round its neck.
Water spout is used: no

Condition: Deeply Weathered

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