Plaster Ceiling

Contributed by Tudor House

At the end of the 16th century, at least part of Tudor House was owned by the Cotterill family, who had connections with Friar St going back over 40 years. Dating probably from this time, or soon after, a fine decorated plaster ceiling, divided into panels by ribs, was put into the best room. Each panel is decorated in relief with horses, lions passant gardant, bunches of grapes and fleurs-de-lys. The central beam has a running vine motif (typical of early 17th century plasterwork) on the soffit. This is the only ceiling of this type in Worcester to survive from that time.

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  • 1. At 10:24 on 18 September 2010, johnforegate wrote:

    Tudor House is open to the public with free admission in Friar Street, Worcester. It is run by Worcester Heritage and Amenity Trust www.tudorhouse.org.uk

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