Thursday, July 21, 2016

The lions of Tur Langton

I was taken with these two lions on Saturday. They guard the entrance to the churchyard at St Andrew's, Tur Langton, and appear to be gravestones too.

St Andrew's is a Victorian brick church designed by Goddards of Leicester and funded by the Hanbury Charity.

It is uncompromising and incongruous in a picturesque village, but I rather admire it.

Tur Langton Manor now has a cafe and some retail units, which makes it easier to view the fragment that remains of the village's Medieval church.

I found it being guarded by conscientious alpacas.

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