The Bitterne Lion is a stone statue of a reclining lion, which was originally situated on top of a row of cottages on Bitterne High Street. The cottages, named Lion Terrace, were built in the 1840s, but it is not clear if the lion was an original feature. In 1983 it was removed from the rooftops, and in 1987 it was re-erected on top of a newly-built plinth in front of the Red Lion public house.

Bitterne Lion

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The lion in its original position atop a row of cottages.

Bitterne Lion

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The lion on its new plinth in front of the Red Lion.


Further reading:
The Book Of Bitterne, By Bitterne Local History Society, p21. (HS/h.BIT)


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