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Map of olde worlde Warwickshire

A huge tapestry on the wall of the Market Hall Museum in Warwick which has just been returned from the British Museum . Pictured is departing keeper Maggie Wood.
MHLC-22-01-13 tapestry jan62

A huge tapestry on the wall of the Market Hall Museum in Warwick which has just been returned from the British Museum . Pictured is departing keeper Maggie Wood. MHLC-22-01-13 tapestry jan62

AFTER being on loan to the British Museum, a huge tapestry has gone on show at the Warwickshire Museum in Market Hall, Warwick.

The tapestry, which dates back to 1588, is a map of the whole of the county and includes some intriguing Elizabethan, non-standard spellings of well-known towns and villages, including Warwicke, Lemmington, Kenelmworth, Sowtham, Woodlow and Whitnish.

Maggie Wood, the museum’s keeper of social history, who left her job this week, said: “The tapestry was one of four commissioned by Raphe Sheldon for his new home, Weston House, near Shipston-on-Stour, and has been on loan to the British Museum as part of their Shakespeare Staging the World exhibition.”

 
 
 

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