TQ7257 : Lion sculpture

near to Royal British Legion Village, Kent, Great Britain

Lion sculpture
Lion sculpture
One of a pair of lions guarding the entrance to TQ7258 : Preston Hall hospital. The male (pictured) is killing a snake, the female, on the opposite side of the drive, plays with her cubs.
Or so I thought, but according to the listing details for these sculptures LinkExternal link "Statues on plinths. Circa 1850 by John Thomas for Edward Betts. Stone. Rectangular plinths carrying statues of lion and lioness grappling with python and 2 dogs respectively. Plinths with strap-work and floral decoration."
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TQ7257 : Lioness sculpture
TQ7257 : Lioness sculpture - close-up

See also TQ7257 : Lion sculpture - close-up
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Date Taken
Monday, 5 December, 2005   (more nearby)
Friday, 16 December, 2005
Geographical Context
Flat landscapes  Village, Rural settlement  Historic sites and artefacts 
Primary Subject of Photo
Sculpture   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7278 5799 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:17.6894N 0:28.6061E
Photographer Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7277 5798
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Sculpture  John Thomas  Edward Betts 

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