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‘Last chance’ appeal launched to create medieval murals museum

The 15th century cottages at Piccotts End. ENGPNL00120130823112203

The 15th century cottages at Piccotts End. ENGPNL00120130823112203

A campaign to turn the site of rare 15th century murals in Piccotts End into a museum has been kickstarted by the Dacorum Heritage Trust.

In September the village’s medieval cottages, right, were opened up to the public for the first time in more than 20 years – and the Trust is now calling on all those who visited the historic venue to donate towards its purchase.

The Trust’s volunteer campaigns manager Mark Stephens said: “The murals are unique survivors of national importance – I think it is imperative that they are saved.

“If the attempt to rescue them fails this time, it may never come again.”

Appeals are also being made to heritage funding sources as well as charities and businesses to try and harness the property as a public building.

Call the Dacorum Heritage Trust on 01442 879525 or email info@dacorumheritage.org.uk to find out how you can support the museum bid.

 

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