• Short Summary

    Master craftsmen in York demonstrate their skills at recreating frightening gargoyles.

  • Description

    Paris, France and York, Yorkshire.

    M/S view over the city of Paris from the top of Notre Dame, gargoyles on the foreground.

    At York, a huge block of stone, more than the height of a man, is being cut with a huge saw. C/U chisel cutting into stone. Stonemasons are at work in their workshop chiselling out the faces of gargoyles, and other statues. C/U shot of stone being sanded down . The commentary mentions Geoff Butler and George Huby. The stone masons use Clipsham stone.

    L/S York Minster Cathedral. Shots from high up on the tower, looking down. C/U shots of the stone work detail, the gargoyles and statues showing the grime, weathering and deterioration. C/U shot of a weathered statue of a mediaeval king.

    Note : see also CP 586 Cuts.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    357.04
    Media URN:
    3946
    Group:
    Colour pictorials
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/03/1966
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:40:04:00 / 01:41:32:00
    Canister:
    CP 586

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