St Nicholas Parish Church

Lower Oddington, Gloucestershire England UK

Church of England (Anglican)

The 11th century church is well-known for its stunning 14th century medieval wall paintings. One, ‘The Doom,’ covers more than twenty feet. The paintings had been whitewashed before rediscovery in 1912. Reformation empahsis on word, not image, led to covering most church wall paintings which were then lost during Victorian alterations. These painting survived as the village moved a half mile away and a new church was built in 1851, leaving St Nicholas abandoned. The church was re-opened in 1912.

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