Medieval frescoes

In a departure from musings about the environment and garden observations, today I’m going to show you the inside of Pickering Church. One of the Palm Sunday archers with Towton Battlefield Society had told me about medieval frescoes at St Peter and St Paul’s Church at Pickering. So, as we were in its vicinity on a trip to Helmsley, it was convenient for us to drop in.

Unfortunately, the sunlight made it difficult to photograph the frescoes. They do look better in real life.

Both my daughter and I were actually more taken with this stained glass window, however.

And I read the plaques around the church walls with interest.

It’s a shame that the headstones in the graveyard were not similarly well preserved.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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14 Responses to Medieval frescoes

  1. Going Batty in Wales says:

    It’s amazing those frescoes are so well preserved! I love old stained glass windows – in Churches or Front doors or wherever.

  2. Fascinating frescos – I’m sorry about the lighting

  3. nanacathy2 says:

    The church I was both baptised and married in! I have spent many an hour looking at those frescoes. The gravestones are very old, my ancestors are buried there, some in the 1700s.

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