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Wool Altar Frontal

The altar frontal from the church of Holy Rood, Wool.  This one is very special in that it is believed to be made from fragments of pre-Reformation vestments previously used in Bindon Abbey – one of the Roman Catholic monastic edifices struck down by Henry VIII’s commissioners during the Dissolution.  The frontal’s extensive (rather brown!) material would have originally been a deep purple, but other vibrant colours are wonderfully still evident – including blue, red, and gold. 

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Believed to be made from fragments of pre-Reformation vestments previously used in Bindon Abbey
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