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Medieval Rood Screens of Norfolk
CANCELLED

Monday 06 April 2020

Medieval Rood Screens of Norfolk Monday 6 April 2020
Cost £55 
Includes coach and private guided tours of St Helen’s Church, Ranworth,
St Michael and All Angels Church, Barton Turf and St Agnes’ Church, Cawston

A lunch of filled rolls, homemade cake and fruit, plus tea or coffee, is included

 
This unique, bespoke tour is led by Dr Lucy Wrapson, Senior Conservator and Deputy Director of the Hamilton Kerr Institute (part of Cambridge University).  Fans of the BBC’s “Fake or Fortune?”  programme will know the Institute through its expert technical analysis of paintings presented for authentication.  We approached the Institute after reading of Lucy’s pivotal work, leading the “East Anglian Rood Screen Project”. As Lucy herself says –
 
“Despite a generally held perception that all pre-Reformation art was indiscriminately destroyed, East Anglia has Europe-wide preeminence in the quality and quantity of its surviving fourteenth- to sixteenth-century painted wooden church screens. This mainly takes the form of rood-screens sited between the nave and chancel.”
Our tour starts in Ranworth, before moving on to Barton Turf (where we will have lunch after exploring the church) and finally visiting Cawston. Visits to each church will last approximately an hour, with Lucy tracing the history of the screens, their donors and the particular importance of each screen and their conservation requirements.

Image “Copyright © 2019 Barton Turf PCC”