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Reredos Project

In 1848 St Cuthbert’s church in Wells in Somerset rang with the sound of chisels and hammers as builders busied themselves on a programme of renovation. As layers of crumbling old plaster were removed on the east walls of the transepts, an astonishing treasure emerged. A jumble of brightly coloured sculptural fragments – faces, pinnacles, biblical scrolls,...

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Reredos Project

In 1848 St Cuthbert’s church in Wells in Somerset rang with the sound of chisels and hammers as builders busied themselves on a programme of renovation. As layers of crumbling old plaster were removed on the east walls of the transepts, an astonishing treasure emerged.
A jumble of brightly coloured sculptural fragments – faces, pinnacles, biblical scrolls, crowns, gleaming curls of hair – lay blocked into the walls.
In total, around 450 pieces of broken sculpture were found. These had once populated the two large stone altarpieces (or reredoses) which were an important focus for worship in the medieval church.
Although this remarkable collection has been recognised as one of the most important groups of medieval sculpture in an English church today, it has never – until now – been properly investigated and we still do not know exactly how the two reredos would have looked.

In summer 2016 all the fragments had been surveyed and catalogued. Now we need to preserve them for the future generations. Please help us to raise the funds for our Reredos Project.
More information can be find on https://reredosproject.wordpress.com/

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21-March-2017 00:00 - 
21-March-2018 00:00

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