Monday 18 April 2016

The Compton Hundred

The next panel on the mural comprises of three sections depicting the local churches  in the area

 They are pictured within a tracery that have tomb effigies at the base. These exist in one of the churches in the last panel. The Compton Hundred may have been an old Saxon Name for the Village

 The first three churches are Farnborough, Catmore and West Ilsley I have only visited one of these for the Church Explorer which is Catmore the other two are on my list to visit. 

 The next two are East Ilsley and Compton, again I have only visted one Compton 

The last two are Chilton and Aldworth both of which I have visted.  If you click on the links you can see what the churches look like.
Taking Part in Monday Mural


  1. Its a mural for a study. Nice.

  2. It's interesting how the panels are framed. This section has less damage than the first section.

  3. Really fascinating history displayed here! Thanks for sharing!

  4. The artist did beautiful work- the framing of each scene particularly brings it together.

  5. Do you have a date for the wall paintings themselves. One summer a friend and I went on a search for Norman churches and wall paintings. The richness of England's history impressed me then and continues to do so. Thanks for contributing to this week's Monday Mural.

  6. UK has such an ancient history!


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