Wooden carvings of angels and animal heads
The hammerbeam roofs in the Great Hall and MacLaurin Hall and the Professorial Board Room's open cedar roof supported by cross beams have all been decorated, not only with carved stone corbels, but also with intricate wooden carvings.
- Carved figures of angels in the Great Hall
- Carved lion heads in MacLaurin Hall
- Carved heads of heraldic animals in the Professorial Board Room
Photos are courtesy of the University Secretariat unless otherwise indicated. Click on some of the images below for enlargement.
The hammerbeam roof of the Great Hall is decorated with twelve carved wooden figures of angels. The image below left is courtesy of Ted Sealey, and the photo below right is courtesy of Wikipedia. In the following row, the image on the left is courtesy of Ted Sealey, and the photo on the right is courtesy of University Archives.
View images of all the carved wooden angels and information in the Archives online exhibition about the Great Hall.
The MacLaurin Hall's cedar hammer beam roof has terminals ending with carved lion heads which hold the large light pendants in their mouths. Photos 1 and 2 below are copyright, David White.
The Professorial Board Room has an open cedar roof almost 7m high, supported by large cross beams adorned at the end with heads of heraldic animals.