OF ST. THOMAS
The parish church of Salisbury
the Cathedral by some many years. It was
also not originally dedicated to
Thomas Becket who wasn’t even born when it was first constructed.
Most of what
survives today, however, dates to the complete 15th Century
and the church was almost certainly re-dedicated at this time.
The church today is best known for its Doom
Painting – the
largest of its kind in England
which was painted in 1475 and has the “Damned Bishop” as
one of its features –
a bishop in the painted being dragged to hell. The painting was
over in 1593, rediscovered in 1819 but not restored until 1881.
- Andrew J. Müller
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