Page 1, 6th January 1995

6th January 1995
Page 1
Page 1, 6th January 1995 — Walsingham uncovers 15th-century rarity

Report an error

Noticed an error on this page?
If you've noticed an error in this article please click here to report it.


People: Henry VIII


Related articles

East Anglia-our Lady Was Once

Page 8 from 23rd May 1941

Hail Walsingham!

Page 7 from 18th August 1961

Walsingham In A Marian Year

Page 7 from 5th June 1987

Holy House In North Norfolk Countryside

Page 11 from 17th April 1987

Bishop Dey Confirms At Walsingham

Page 5 from 29th May 1942

Walsingham uncovers 15th-century rarity

VLLAGERS IN Walsingham, site of England's most famous shrine to Our Lady, were amazed to learn this week that a remarkable, 15th century painting lies hidden beneath wallpaper in a former butcher's shop.

Workmen converting a house in the Norfolk village found some fine Elizabethan panelling beneath the Victorian wallpaper. Closer inspection revealed that beneath the panelling was a five-foot-high painting of a huntsman with hounds stalk

ing a stag, painted on a wooden mantel. Above the picture, painted directly on to the plaster, is a frieze of fantastical foliage and details of classical architecture. Experts believe the picture has been covered up for 400 years, which may account for hs excellent condition.

Walsingham has been a centre for pilgrims since the 12th century and, before Henry VIII destroyed the priory during the Dissolution of the Monasteries, it was one of the most important monastic sites in Europe.

blog comments powered by Disqus