The Stone Lion - Fotheringhay Church, Northamptonshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 31.570 W 000° 26.350
30U E 673718 N 5822644
Quick Description: This very old lion statue lies in the porch of Fotheringhay church, a majestic icon in the countryside.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/28/2008 10:53:44 AM
Waymark Code: WM3268
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 39

Long Description:
There is a sign which tells the story of the lion, it reads as follows:

The Stone Crowned Lion, formerly incorporated into a house in St Osyths Lane, Oundle, was presented to Fotheringhay church in 1976.

Originally from Fotheringhay Castle the lion appears to be one of a pair of supporters to a shield which once formed part of a Royal Coat of Arms.

The White Lion occurs elsewhere in Fotheringhay Church. It is part of the fine carved Royal Coat of Arms in the pulpit, which was given to the church by Edward IV.

The Lion was restored and placed in its present position in 1995 using funds generously donated by Members of the Steanforde and Fitzwilliam Lodges of the Honourable Order of Mark Master Masons.
Physical Address:
St Mary and All Saints Church
Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire United Kingdom

Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Take a photo of the lion.
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