Dr Ellie Pridgeon FSA promoting the study of medieval wall paintings

Inglesham Church – Saturday 20th October 2012

Dr Miriam Gill (University of Leicester) will be speaking onsite about the renowned wall paintings at Inglesham (Wiltshire).  These  include 13th century decorative painting in the chancel, early 14th century figurative painting (St Catherine and the possible remains of a Judgement), and the mid-14th century painted stone altarpiece (and possibly a Seven Deadly Sins Tree).  The St Christopher dates from the end of the medieval period, and there is also evidence of 16th, 17th and 18th century post-Reformation black letter text.

The event is currently being organised by the Highworth Historical Society, and more information can be found at:

St Christopher and Black Letter Text, Inglesham

To find out more about the Inglesham wall paintings,visit the Churches Conservation Trust page, expertly written and researched by Dr Miriam Gill (with an advisory input from myself on the St Christopher painting).

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The Digital Atlas of England

Directed by renowned photographer C. B. Newham, The Digital Atlas of England was established in November 2006 to photographically record England’s ecclesiastical architecture and artistic heritage.  Cameron (who is also a Council member for the Church Monuments Society) focuses specifically on English villages and towns, and his project includes both pre and post-Reformation wall painting (as well as hatchments, royal arms, west end galleries, pre-1800 pulpits and seating, and all pre-1800 and notable 19th century stained-glass).  Regular Twitter feeds and blog entries (with selected photographs) also make the project accessible to a wider audience.

Many of the digital images are accessible through The Digital Atlas of England Photographic Library, a searchable online database of over 50,000 photographs, available to subscribers for a reasonable fee.  These high-quality, professional images are an invaluable resource for wall painting enthusiasts and researchers alike.

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