Southwell Minster trumps the rest in gargoyle look-a-likes

Fri 03 Feb 2017
By Antony Bushfield

A gargoyle at Southwell Minster has been found to have an uncanny likeness for the new president of the United States.

With around 280 sculpted faces around the cathedral one in particular has been drawing attention.

Posted on Twitter by Samira Ahmed the image soon when viral amid claims it has a strong resemblance to Donald Trump.

"Proof of #endofdays? Donald Trump was carved as a gargoyle in Southwell Minster 700 years ago," she said on the social network.



Nigel Coates, canon for Southwell Minster, told the Newark Advertiser: "On the one hand he might be honoured to be carved in 14th century Mansfield stone but on the other hand he is low down and not on the level of Kings or Queens or even merchants.

"The masons expressed their sense of humour in sculpting each other amidst cartoon faces and grotesques - make of that what you will."

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