Beverley, St Mary’s Church- The Beaver

Work included recording, taking down and reinstating one pinnacle- with newly carved crocketed profiles to match existing, and the design and carving of a new gargoyle.

The Beverley coat of arms is a beaver over 3 bars wavy- a reference to the town’s proximity to water. This gargoyle represents a beaver playing a harp- an allusion to the wavy bars of water within the coat of arms and also in keeping with the musical associations of the town and its decorative carvings.