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19th Century Griffins

We finally say goodbye to our pair of incredible Griffins as they have now found their forever home in a lovely seaside town in Wales.

The griffins originally sat at the gates of the Moorlands Estate in Halifax, Yorkshire. Dating back to circa mid 1800’s, Griffins were used to denote strength, military courage and leadership.

A history on the Griffins
Portrayed with the rear body of a lion, an eagle’s head with erect ears, a feathered breast, and the forelegs of an eagle, including claws. These features indicate a combination of intelligence and strength. A griffin doesn’t breathe fire like a dragon and may not appear as threatening. Nevertheless, the iconic griffin has been characterized as having the intelligence, loyalty, honesty, and strength necessary to guard what is valued—literally, to protect their nest eggs of gold. Symbolically, griffins are used today for the same reason—to “protect” our markers of wealth.

See below the process of installing these huge 12ft gateposts! They are now looking over the most stunning views… It was a pleasure to own such exquisite pieces of architectural history, but until next time!

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