22 September - Archaeology - Wall Plaster

Today's stand out find from Holy Trinity church Minchinhampton are these fragments of medieval painted wall plaster. Black painted lettering on white background, with horizontal staves. The letters would probably have been a biblical text, perhaps the Ten Commandments. There is also some grey painted plaster, but nothing to suggest either pictorial scenes, or architectural designs such as lines to suggest ashlar masonry.
Hopefully we will find more of these fragments and perhaps work out a few letters, it will be some jigsaw puzzle though - a tiny fraction of the pieces, and no picture to help us!

Chiz Harward BA MCIfA   Urban Archaeology

WallPlaster