St Peter, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire: detail of a gargoyle

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RIBApix ref no RIBA6710
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryUK: England
CityWinchcombe
Subject Date1460
Image Date1951
ViewExterior
StyleGothic
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/CHU/121 (ES481)
OrientationLandscape
Colour / B&W Black and white
Credit Edwin Smith / RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Forty grotesque gargoyles, each said to represent a local character, adorn the main facade of this typical Cotswold 'wool' church, which was rebuilt in Late Perpendicular style on older foundations in 1454-1470.

Subject tags

churches, sculpture, decorative stonework