The Teasel in the English Woollen Cloth Industry

The Teasel in the English Woollen Cloth Industry

Tuckers Hall, Exeter – The Guild and Incorporation of Weavers, Fullers & Shearmen THE TEASEL IN CLOTH PRODUCTION Earlier this year I visited the 15th-century Tuckers Hall in Exeter (before Lockdown). It has been occupied by the Guilds and Incorporation of...
Adoration of the Magi: Wall Painting at Berry Pomeroy, South Devon

Adoration of the Magi: Wall Painting at Berry Pomeroy, South Devon

On the first floor of the gatehouse at Berry Pomeroy Castle are the remains of a finely executed wall painting of the Adoration of the Magi. It dates from circa 1490 to 1500. (Kightly, Berry Pomeroy Castle, p. 7). The original castle, of which the gatehouse and...
Moustachioed Gargoyles at Castle Cary

Moustachioed Gargoyles at Castle Cary

In the fallow period between Christmas and New Year I like to escape for a few hours on a local adventure. It was one such day I took myself and my camera to Castle Cary. I came upon All Saints Church on a low hill on the outskirts of the town. It has an impressive...