Faces of Warmington Church


The Church of St Mary the Blessed Virgin, Warmington, has a wonderful collection of faces, inside and out.  Approaching the south porch from the main gate, nowadays it is difficult to make out the two faces watching us.  But look carefully and you will see a rather sinister, open-mouthed face on the left, at the bottom of the arch.  An engraving made in 1847 of this same stone face (from 'Architectural Illustrations of Warmington Church, Northamptonshire' by William Caveler, published 1850) shows him in detail.  On the right-hand side of the south porch, is a less startling face:


Similarly, the arch of the west door has two carved faces:





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