What we’d like to know is just who this carving, by the main door to the church of St Margaret’s in Draycott is meant to be – or meant to do.
At first, the mysterious figure appears to a gargoyle, and to be fairly fearsome. She seems to have a scaly body, and a forked tail.
But she also has a very attractive face. Is she meant to scare off evil spirits… or attract us in?
Does anyone know what might be the meaning of the mysterious lady?
Mystery figure – the answer
Our questions gave rise to a little flurry of correspondence (see the comments, below).
Soon she was identified at the patron saint of the church, St Margaret Of Antioch – and not a gargoyle at all… See the comments below for more fascinating facts about Saint Margaret…