The cottages at 132 Piccotts End house wall paintings that date back to the 15th century. Why they are here or who painted them is a mystery we are trying to unravel.


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Recent Events

The paintings have been featured in the recent BBC2 series "The face of Britain" hosted by Simon Schama. 

Heritage Open Days

The cottage was opened again this year for the Heritage Open Days, on Sunday 11th September 2016. We had 180 visitors and everyone enjoyed their visit.


Next year Heritage Open Days runs from 7th to 10th September 2017, so hope to see you there!



We can sometimes arrange private viewings to see the paintings for group visits. For more information please call Karen, on 07830 176431.


Latest News

12th September 2016


A HUGE thank you to all of our visitors over the Heritage Open Days, and also to all of our helpers and especially to Alastair Lindley who gave the talks. We had 180 visitors on the day and got through 14 homemade cakes!


28th April 2016



The Cottage will be open again this year for Heritage Open Days on Sunday 11th September 2016. Reservations need to be made for one hour time slots during the day. Tea and cakes will be available.


27th September 2015

Press Release


The paintings will be featured in Simon Schama's "The Face of Britain" to be aired on Wed 30th September, BBC2 at 9pm. If that captures your imagination we are putting on an extra Opening of the cottages on 24th and 25th October 2015. See our event page to book your slot.


Christmas Cards featuring the wall paintings now available.


14th August 2015


Simon Schama has been to Piccotts End and is including the wall paintings as part of the introduction to his new 5 part television series to be aired in September "Simon Schama's Face of Britain".


This will run alongside an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery and there will be a book to accompany the series.

Simon is also hosting a series of talks on the exhibition.

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