Church Hanborough, St Peter and St Paul, Oxfordshire, **

“Church Hanborough’s most treasured work is the Norman tympanum over the north door. This portrays St Peter with his key, the lion of St Mark and a Lamb of God, and appears to have escaped Victorian restoration. With its roll-mouldings and zigzag decoration, the carving is simple and childlike. The lion appears to be holding a stone but a hand reaches down from Heaven to restrain it.”

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