Book a tour to see medieval murals at Piccotts End cottages before it’s too late

The 15th century cottages at Piccotts End.
The 15th century cottages at Piccotts End.

Chances to join a rare chance to view the long-hidden medieval murals in a row of 15th century Piccotts End cottages are going fast.

The Dacorum Heritage Trust, which has renewed its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund to set up a museum at the site, has already had around 80 bookings of the limited tours, which run for just four days next week.

Trust chairman Roger Hands said: “There is a huge amount of interest, it is quite encouraging.

“We have got lots of volunteers lined up for the presentations and I have been busy preparing information sheets.

“There is also a questionnaire we would like visitors to fill in so they can support our endeavours.”

Open days at the medieval cottages will be held from Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 15 from 10am to 4pm.

There will be six hour-long tours each day, with a maximum of 12 people per tour.

Appointments are first come, first served and must be made in advance at the Dacorum Heritage Trust museum store on Clarence Road, Berkhamsted, or by calling 01442 879525.

The Trust’s new website, with more content, improved design and the chance to buy Dacorum Heritage publications safely and securely, was also launched yesterday.

You can view it by clicking here.