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Gargoyles

The Gargoyles

Originating in the Middle Ages, the gargoyles are carved works for the disposal of rainwater from roofs. They are usually grotesque figures of gothic style.

The gargoyles were there to scare away evil and in so doing protect the sacred place.

Not only did the gargoyles frighten away evil, but in rainy weather, gave a pleasant surprise!

St Peter's Church of Hénon however had a gutter fitted to the base of the sculptures to drain water away safely and thus avoid any untimely shower.

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