Gripping beasts

Avalon Archaeology 'Hands on Heritage'

Decorative bargeboards are going up on the gable ends and above the doors of the Saxon longhall. Together with Mike’s beasts, they will add a fearsome touch and keep away evil spirits. The designs are mainly from Anglo-Saxon metalwork, including the ferocious duck/goat/dragon/hippo beast, which is sadly not mentioned in the literature.

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