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Largest gargoyle at Salisbury Cathedral replaced
9:38am Friday 26th October 2012 in News
THE largest gargoyle to be replaced on Salisbury Cathedral for over 150 years was lowered into position and fixed onto the chapter house roof yesterday.
The gargoyle, carved in Portland stone from a local quarry, was the work of stonemason Matt Barton who spent nine weeks making it.
The new gargoyle replaced a medieval one which was damaged by bad weather.
Mr Barton said: “It was a really interesting project and very satisfying to see the new gargoyle emerge from the original block of stone. We removed the damaged gargoyle from the chapter house in February and mended it so I could use it for reference. It was a privilege to carve this gargoyle as replacing them is very rare.”