Daytrips-Norton Priory Museum and Gardens- Part 2.
After some very nice cake and a cup of tea I went and looked in the exhibition area. Inside it contained hundreds of things that have been recovered from archaeological digs at the Priory and remnants of what was inside and the surrounding area. Everything is so intricate and really well preserved.
I loved the tiles very much and the green glaze on the fragment shown.
This face reminded me of a 3D printer model except this was real 13th Century 3D and carved out of sandstone.
St Christopher is very impressive and he was carved around the end of the 14th century and is a rare example of a religious sculpture from late medieval England.
Upstairs there is a display area of more recent items found. I loved this Bellarmine jug piece. I have heard of them being found on the Thames foreshore but Norton Priory has three fully complete jugs. Very exctitng.
Nice bit of crisp packet Slade memorabilia found during an excavation.
I thoroughly enjoyed the exhibitions, Priory and the gift shop very much. The staff were exceptional with their knowledge and help and I learnt an awful lot. It isn't over however as we still have the walled garden to see.
Go HERE to read a bit more about the St Christopher statue.