Northop Parish Church is situated in the village of
Northop Flintshire in North East Wales. St Eurgain and St Peter's church
is a member of the "Stanley" group of churches, that is, it received
the patronage of Margaret Beaufort (wife of Lord Stanley) mother of
Henry V11 and benefactor to several North East Wales churches. The stone
carvings are not as evident as on other Stanley churches but the
typical small animal carvings can be seen as hood stops .....two stops
to each face of the tower. Gargoyles are to be seen on the seventh
string course, and the walls are topped with battlements and eight
crocketed pinnacles. At the ground floor level is a square-framed Tudor
doorway with heraldic emblems in the spandrels, and a four-centred
archway. Two of the corbels within St Peter's have been claimed as 14th
Century: on the north side the most westerly corbel is of a man's head
and the fourth from the west end appears to be an eagle or mythological
beast with a man's face.
Review Stone Carvings on Northop Church.