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This gargoyle, a word derived from the French 15th century word 'Gargouille' (throat), is a hybrid, possibly a griffin or a harpie. It is of an unusually large scale and in good condition considering its age, being both intentionally grotesque, to ward of evil spirits, and practical, as a gutter to throw water clear of Church/Cathedral walls.
Acquired from an unknown Church in 1959 by Mr E. Clayson of Harrold - a builder who worked on several Churches in North Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire.
|Height||37.00 cm||(14.57 inches)|
|Width||52.00 cm||(20.47 inches)|
|Depth||71.00 cm||(27.95 inches)|
Architectural Heritage Ltd.