Four world-class marble sculptures in the unlikely setting of a Northamptonshire village church are finally being unveiled to the public following a loving restoration.
The Montagu Monuments are four 18th and early 19th century memorial sculptures that take pride of place in Grade I listed St Edmund’s Church in Warkton, near Kettering.
After a year-long conservation project managed by The Prince's Regeneration Trust, members of the public will be able to view the stunning pieces of art in all their restored glory from Thursday 30th April.
The church will be open throughout 2015 to showcase these special monuments, from 10am to 2pm every Thursday and at the same times every day in August except for Sundays.
Considered to be of world class importance, the statues commemorate four members of the same family, the Montagus from nearby Boughton House.
A new film celebrating the restoration of the monuments can be viewed here.