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A Glimpse of The George’s Painted Past

2013 March 19

 

“Back on High Street’s N side, a little further downhill, the GEORGE HOTEL provides a contrast: (…)”

“On the first floor, a detached panel of 16th c wallpainting: bold swirls of foliage and flowers, two with putti springing from them.”

It is so wonderful that it is saved at all.

Let’s talk about micro-climates, back supports and conservation paneling another time.

Citations from: James Bettley and Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England:Essex. (New Haven and London, reprinted with corrections 2010)

The George Hotel

High Street, Colchester

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