29 June 2010
An project in Leicestershire is hunting down gargoyles in order to help understand the region's gothic art. Project Gargoyle has been set up to create a brand new resource capturing Leicestershire's wealth of medieval sculpture.
Volunteers are busy taking photographs of figurative church carvings such as gargoyles on around 300 local churches. No-one currently knows exactly what is there but the project expect to uncover around 10,000 carvings ranging from gargoyles pulling faces or poking their tongues out, to ones depicting the Green Man or dragons.
The information collected by the project will become a digital resource offering fascinating insights into medieval minds.
The project is being supported by the County Council, the church dioceses and the local archaeological society.
More information at Medieval News or from Leicestershire County Council.