Restoration of Edward VI Coat of Arms
This unique painting, the second oldest known Royal Coat of Arms, hangs in the bell tower. The Trust has helped to pay for its restoration. It has now been put in its new place in the tower.
The photos show the coat of arms; the coat of arms being inspected in the workshops of Plowden & Smith by Senior Painting Restorer Susan Moore and English Heritage Curator Treve Rosoman; the tree rings exposed on the side of the painting; the restored painting & the Coat of Arms in its new position alongside the George III Coat of Arms, also recently restored.
They are discussing the possibility of dating the painting which is on oak panels, by studying the tree rings exposed on the side. This has now been done, and authenticates the dating of the painting
Susan Moore, the restorer, gave a fascinating talk about the work at the Members’ Event prior to the AGM
The 5-yearly inspection has recently been completed, and the Trust will enter into discussion with the PCC about helping to finance any work that has been found to be necessary.