Gargoyles

Gargoyle of the Day: All Saints’ Church, Gresford, Wales

Grotesque carving at All Saint’s Church, Gresford, Wales. Photo from http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/.

A medieval church is a small Welsh village, All Saints’ is apparently considered to be one of the Seven Wonders of Wales. It also has some pretty phenomenal gargoyles and grotesques. They have a simplicity to them, a roughness, and a lack of detail that I find fascinating and highly effective. They are almost abstract in some ways, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen any other gargoyles quite like them. I couldn’t choose just one to be today’s featured gargoyle, so there are three. You can see even more here.

Demonic headstop at All Saints’ Church, Gresford, Wales. Photo from http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/.
Grotesque headstop at All Saint’s Church, Gresford, Wales. Photo from http://www.walesdirectory.co.uk/.

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