medievalwallpaintings

Dr Ellie Pridgeon FSA promoting the study of medieval wall paintings

New Wall Painting Article: The Local Historian 2015

The Local Historian

This article provides a framework which can be used by historians and art historians for researching medieval wall paintings.  The focus in on archival material, including churchwardens’ accounts, patent rolls and chantry foundation licences.  The article also considers post-medieval sources such as drawings, paintings and photographs held in both national collections (the British Library, English Heritage) and local and regional archive repositories and libraries.

The final section recommends sources such as faculty records, church records, newspapers, private correspondence and conservation reports.

Pridgeon, E., ‘Researching Medieval Wall Paintings: A Guide to Archival Sources in England and Wales’, The Local Historian, Vol. 45, No. 1 (2015).

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