Medieval Misericord Cathedral Carving - Mythical Griffin gift

Griffin and Hare


Taken from the beautiful and ornate carvings found upon the misericords within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. This hand crafted reproduction has been produced from a mould taken directly from the original medieval carving and which captures all the fine detail applied by the master craftsmen that carved these in the middle ages, representing a true piece of history and heritage.

Product Description


Griffin catching Hare.

Taken from the medieval carvings (1490 – 1495) from within the choir stalls of Ripon Cathedral. This magnificent and outstanding reproduction carving is taken from virtually a full Misericord. This piece is especially interesting and special in that it is believed to be one of the main inspirations for the White Rabbit from the story of Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Lewis Carroll’s father was the Cannon of Ripon Cathedral and Lewis would have spent much time within the Cathedral studying and observing these wonderful medieval carvings. This piece like most at Ripon Cathedral is in perfect condition and this replica has captured all the detail of the craftsmen that carved this piece over 500 years ago. Comes with wall fixing and product label.

Size (H) 20cm x (W) 31cm. Weight is around 2.5kg

This is one of our unique and exclusive hand crafted Medieval reproduction carvings.  This is a cast replica produced from a mould taken directly from the original carving found within Ripon Cathedral, England. We have exclusive permission to take moulds from original medieval carvings from within the Cathedrals & Abbeys of Britain and to then reproduce them for sale.  These reproductions are cast from a resin composite and then stained to give the product all the fine detail, feel and authenticity of the original carving

v    This is great opportunity to purchase a true piece of England’s Rich cultural History.           


v    Our reproductions are so authentic, copied directly from the original carvings they include all the original cracks & chips from over centuries of use along with wood worm, wood grain and the makers tool marks. Beautifully colour stained and toned they are virtually indistinguishable from the originals.


v    Our Exclusive & unique range of items make the most perfect & unusual gift for all occasions and one that shows a true thought in choosing from the sender.



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