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The Guild Chapel is an exceptional example of late medieval civic architecture housing a unique sequence of wall-paintings which were covered up in the late 16th century.

The paintings are currently concealed by a significant scheme of wall panelling designed by renowned 20th century architect Stephen Dykes-Bower installed in the 1950s. This has created the appearance of an Oxford College Chapel and has partially protected the paintings from daily wear but hides them from sight and forms a microclimate within the panelling. We are fundraising to assess the state of preservation to decide how best to conserve these paintings and adapt the panelling scheme to make them accessible both for study and ongoing conservation and research.

In working on this project, we want to play our part in reviving heritage and cultural engagement, sharing and developing key professional skills nationally and internationally and contributing to the ongoing discussion around composite conservation and heritage preservation at all levels. 
Any help you can give to help will be greatly appreciated! Thank you.

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Guild Estate from Guild Estate

The Guild Estate is a very old charity in Stratford Upon Avon, England, which is custodian of the Guild Chapel.


For further information visit the twitter feed.

  • Tue, October 20 2020, 9:27 AM : We are opening our door for the first time since March today , do join us for timed entries from 11am ⁦@OurTownTrust⁩ ⁦@ShakespearesEng⁩ ⁦@ShakespeareBT⁩ ⁦@ShakesInstitute⁩ https://t.co/ii350Cosya
  • Fri, October 16 2020, 12:02 PM : We’re getting ready to open our door for a very limited period, check our website for details https://t.co/VPqUYP432R Join us on Tuesday if you can 😃⁦@OurTownTrust⁩ ⁦@HeraldNewspaper⁩ ⁦@ShakespearesEng⁩ https://t.co/shnLUqOzA1
  • Wed, September 30 2020, 8:38 AM : Secrets revealed! One of the wonderful Guild Chapel volunteers revealed his research into behind the panelling and wowed us with photos and stories not seen or heard for centuries. Thank you Rodger Palmer @OurTownTrust @stanley_wells @ShakespearesEng https://t.co/0ddyP8aaiE
  • Tue, October 29 2019, 4:19 PM : RT @OurTownTrust: A beautiful view from the rooftop of the @GuildChapel in #StratfordUponAvon today overlooking Shakespeare's New Place htt…