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.