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How Did We Not Know We Had This Here?

Took a group of ladies for a private viewing and talk by Karen who owns the building that holds... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
Tring, United Kingdom
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Historic Wall Paintings

This fascinating venue is only open to the public on special occasions. Do try and make a point of... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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27 Jun 2018
“How Did We Not Know We Had This Here?”
27 Sep 2017
“Historic Wall Paintings”
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Piccotts End, Hemel Hempstead, England
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Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Took a group of ladies for a private viewing and talk by Karen who owns the building that holds these remarkable and very rare wall paintings. What a treat for us all, to step back through all these generations and learn about the history of...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2017

This fascinating venue is only open to the public on special occasions. Do try and make a point of find out when you can see them. They are spectacular and the open days are a real pleasure

1  Thank annF4765RC
Reviewed 10 September 2017

The house is only open a for a few days every year and I took the opportunity to visit in September 2017. The wall paintings date to 1527, based on dendrochonology and the way the painting was, in part, done on wood that subsequently cracked....More

1  Thank Steve T
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The history hidden in this house was very interesting. The talk was very informative. The house is tiny and original so uneven floors. Anyone with mobility issues would find this difficult to impossible to move around the different levels however could stay in the first...More

Thank Charlene S
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Visited on a Heritage open day. Have lived in Hemel Hempstead for 17 years and never knew it existed. Its a fascinating place and we had a very knowledgeable guide who explained not only the history about the paintings but how the cottage fitted into...More

Thank Macclad73
Reviewed 13 September 2016

These cottages are only open on rare occasions to see the medieval wall paintings, the priest hole and learn the history of it as a stopping point for pilgrims on the way to Ashridge monastery and as a very early hospital (horror) and hear the...More

1  Thank JennyEngland
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

In 1953 some unusually fine medieval wall paintings were discovered in some cottages in Piccotts End in Hertfordshire. They are well worth a visit because they were discovered by accident. A sheet of coarse hand-woven linen hid the mural until it was discovered in 1953...More

2  Thank Valerie C
Reviewed 17 July 2016

I feel so fortunate to have been able to see these wonderful murals. They are a local treasure and need to be preserved for the public. Well worth a visit if you get the chance.

1  Thank Paula W
Reviewed 29 April 2016

There are many interesting aspects to old Hemel and this is right up there with them. You would not know that the paintings were there as they seem to be a well kept secret. Very interesting and well worth a look.

1  Thank Fuzzy4food
Reviewed 6 February 2016

Worth seeing if you are in the area but don't make a special trip as it is really small. Beautiful to see something soo old still stunning

1  Thank Cachelblue
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