A wall painting of Thomas Becket, in St Edmund's Church

Date:
1930-1947
Location:
ST EDMUNDS CHURCH, Hauxton, HAUXTON, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire
Reference:
AA47/08274
Type:
Photograph (Negative)

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Description

St Edmund's Church was built mainly in the early 12th century, with additions and alterations in the 15th century. The wall painting of Thomas Becket in St Edmund's Church is one of the earliest paintings of him in existence, and shows him as a saint rather than the more common depiction of his martyrdom. It is located in the niche on the south side of the chancel. It was uncovered in 1860 and is in good condition apart from damage to the lower part. An altar, built in 1299, was originally also located in the chancel and was presumably dedicated to Thomas Becket.

Content

This is part of the Series: LTC01/01 Lady Trenchard Cox: Series of Negatives; within the Collection: LTC01 Lady Trenchard Cox Collection

Rights

© Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree

Keywords

Medieval Parish Church, Medieval Wall Painting, Art And Design, Religion