Cholmley Griffin

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I'd never heard of this before, but happened upon the statue in the pic below in the large back garden of what's now Whitby Youth Hostel.

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I had taken it to be a dragon, when I asked at reception though they said it was the Cholmley Griffin, which appears on the Cholmley family coat of arms.

Thought I'd throw it in here as I couldn't find a thread for heraldic beasties.

Not much showing up about this apart from a couple of historical descriptions of the Cholmley family crest, which list it as a demi-griffin, usually with a helmet in a front claw.

No idea why this one appears to be legless (perhaps he's been to the not too distant White Horse and Griffin :p
 
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