16th Century Painted Room
16th Century Painted Room
When the Ledbury Town Council offices were being renovated in 1989 no-one knew that a hidden historical treasure waited to be uncovered (literally) after hundreds of years hidden from view.
Beneath the layers of centuries workmen discovered one of the best examples of Elizabethan wall paintings in the country. The wall paintings were crafted to resemble expensive tapestry or leather hangings, presumably because the actual tapestries would have been too expensive to install.

The timber-framed town council chambers predate the wall paintings by some hundred years, being constructed sometime in the 15th century. The painted room is located a few steps away from the attractive 17th century Market house on Ledbury High Street.