Medieval wall paintings at Lower Cockhill Farm

Talk and Tour | Lower Cockhill Farm

Saturday 25 August 2012 - 15:00

Professor William Vaughan, Trustee of the Art Fund, and Pek Pippin who worked in the Education Department at the National Gallery, will provide a tour and a brief illustrated talk on the history of their house. Much of the original structure of the fifteenth century farmhouse has been preserved, including the fine timbers of its hall roof.

The most striking feature, however is a small upper room, added c. 1480, in which there are some unique wall decorations. Boldly painted, these contain many religious symbols. The room is believed to have been used initially as a chapel, possibly by some religious confraternity.

This event has been organised by a local supporter help group to raise money for the Art Fund.

Venue information

Lower Cockhill Farm

Castle Cary, BA7 7NZ

Entry details

Tickets £12 (includes visit and tea)

To book, contact Elisabeth Rutherford (Somerset) on 01458 223595

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)