Mural at Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Somerset

Mural at Cleeve Abbey, Washford, Somerset
Photograph taken October 1999 © Copyright Historic England Archive Photo Library ref: j990166

A 15th-century mural on the east wall of the painted chamber at Cleeve Abbey, a Cistercian monastery founded in 1198. In the centre is a bridge on which a man prays, flanked by a lion and a dragon, while fish swim below. St Catherine (with her wheel) and St Margaret stand either side. This site is now in the care of English Heritage (2010).

Location

Somerset Washford

Period

Medieval (Middle Ages) (1066 - 1484)

Tags

abbey monastery dissolution religion faith wall painting figure symbol art design medieval (1066 - 1484) english heritage