Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Door Carvings, St Mary's Beverley

These charming figures surround the doors to St Mary's. I guess they were meant keep away evil spirits and such like. I also suspect that mediaeval people were just as amsued by them as we are today, no doubt these faces were taken from local notables and as the congregation went to church each Sunday they would have a good laugh at them.

1 comment:

  1. I have always found faces on churches and other buildings so strange and creepy, and I still want to understand why people back then did it.