Draycott Photo: Fearsome guardian of St Margaret’s

This rainy weather seems to have kept many trick-or-treaters indoors this Halloween … so here’s a little of Draycott Horror for those of you missing those little ghouls…

St Margaret's Church gargoyle

The fearsome gargoyle of St Margaret’s Church

This monster adorns (if that’s the right word) the southern exterior of St Margaret’s Church.  It seems to combine a demonic combination of wild dog, dragon and … bat (perhaps?). His breast-bone skeleton seems a little green to us too…

Gargoyles have a real purpose of course – to frighten away evil spirits from the church.
So – that makes him one of the good guys.  Supposedly!

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One response to “Draycott Photo: Fearsome guardian of St Margaret’s

  1. Actually, this is not – strictly speaking – a gargoyle. A gargoyle’s mouth would be used as a spout.
    A purely decorative head like this is properly known as a ‘grotesque’.

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