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Piccotts End: Pre-Reformation Wall paintings in a Grade I listed 16th century Hall House

132 Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, HP1 3AU
Date and Time
16 - 17 September
11:00am - 3:00pm

This is a rare opportunity to see these unique early 16th century Wall paintings, recently featured on Celebrity Antiques Roadtrip. Come and learn about one man's response to the religious turmoil in the area on the eve of Henry VIII's Reformation

An opportunity to visit a Grade I listed medieval cottage containing unique and very important early sixteenth century wall paintings. They include images of Christ in Majesty, the Virgin Mary, the Baptism of Jesus, St Clement, St Peter, St Katherine and St Margaret.

These were painted in 1527, just before the Reformation, as a statement of Catholic support at a time of religious turmoil in the country, and are the only such surviving examples in the country.

Tours will run on the hour, so please refer to Eventbrite to book (details below). At each tour there will be a short talk by Karen Murphy on her research into the history of the building and the paintings, including some of the important late medieval history of the area.

Tea, coffee and homemade cakes will also be available.

To support our conservation work of Piccotts End and the important paintings, donations on the day would be gratefully received.

We look forward to seeing you.

We regret that the nature of the building is unsuitable for wheelchairs.

If you have any queries please email Karen on info@piccottsendpaintings.uk, or call on 07830 176431. Or call Janet on 07771 637735.

Event Times

Saturday 16 September: 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 & 1500
Sunday 17 September: 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400 & 1500

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Please book through Eventbrite
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/heritage-open-days-at-piccotts-end-paintings-16th-17th-september-2023-tickets-598347161467?aff=ebdssbdestsearch


It is possible to fully appreciate the paintings from downstairs and there is also a mezzanine floor from which visitors can get a different perspective - however, this is up a steep set of stairs. Access to the property involves 3 steps up from the car park.

Additional Information

Max 28 people per tour/session. I hour Contact for the day: Karen Murphy 07830 176431

Event organiser is Picotts End Paintings.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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