A fragment of a wall painting on the north wall of the nave in St Leonard's Church, depicting the Day of Judgement

St Leonard's Church, Yanworth, Stowell Park, Cotswold, Gloucestershire
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St Leonard's Church, built in the 12th, 13th and 17th centuries, is presumed to have served as a private chapel for Stowell Park. The church contains several fragments of early medieval wall paintings. The large section of this wall painting possibly dates from the the mid-12th or early 13th century. Known as the 'Doom' painting, it depicts the Day of Judgement, with scenes in three tiers. In the first visible tier, the Heavenly Court of Apostles is arranged on either side of the seated Virgin Mary, in an arcade of round-headed arches. Below depicts the weighing of souls. A tier above the Virgin Mary is thought to have originally shown Christ in Majesty, but is now worn and barely visible.


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


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Photographer: Cox, Mary Desiree


Medieval Private Chapel, Post Medieval Church, Medieval Wall Painting, Religion