The Post-Reformation Wall Painting Project was launched in 2014 by C.B Newham and Dr Ellie Pridgeon. The project came about because of the lack of comprehensive catalogues or academic literature on the painting corpus, which is extremely extensive. The project focuses on murals in English churches between 1559 and 1836.
The project uses C.B Newham’s extensive photographic collection collated for The Digital Atlas of England.
The Post-Reformation Wall Painting Project is divided into three main stages:
Stage One involves cataloging the post-Reformation wall paintings. We are currently half way through this phase. We are also looking to deliver academic talks and to promote the project on Twitter and social media.
Stage Two involves researching the subject-matter using primary and secondary source material. We will also publish some initial research articles.
Stage Three involves producing an academic book on the subject, focusing on the content and context of the wall paintings.