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One day tour of domestic wall paintings in Somerset

Stone & Wall Painting Group

From: Saturday 04.05.19
at 9:45am
To: Saturday 04.05.19
at 5:00pm
Saturday 4th May 2019 from 9.45 a.m – 17.00 p.m

Meeting at Taunton railway station




Places are limited to twenty.


We are pleased to announce an interesting and varied day tour looking at domestic wall paintings in various properties in Somerset.

Event description: 

These will include two houses in Spaxton with 16th century decoration on the walls, the Henry VIII wall painting at the Old House in Milverton and Cothay Manor, a beautiful 15th century Manor House near Wellington which also has wall paintings, including one of Reynard the fox. There will also be a possibility for a few people who can stay longer and have some transport to visit Manor Farm Forton, which has some very impressive 16th century text panels. The visit to Cothay includes a tour of the house.

Ruth McNeilage will talk about her work at the properties in Spaxton and Ann Ballantyne will speak about the conservation of the Henry VIII wall painting. Stephen Rickerby has kindly made available a copy of his report on the wall paintings at Cothay.

The tour will start from Taunton station, where there will be a minibus to collect people from the train. We will wait for the arrival of the 10.09 coming from London. The cost of the tour to include the minibus hire and tour of Cothay house. Please can you bring your own packed lunch. There will be an opportunity to buy tea at Cothay.


Ruth McNeilage

Ann Ballantyne