Insert faces here: a 160-year-old placeholder made of stone

There's something tantalising about unfinished buildings. This one's not on the scale of Nostell Priory's west front pediment but was a delight to happen across on a Northumbrian spring day. The small stone gargoyles on the north wall of St Michael and all Angels Church, Howick, were all carved by Maria, 3rd Countess Grey (daughter-in-law … Continue reading Insert faces here: a 160-year-old placeholder made of stone