Abbey finds secrets of success

Previously unknown Romanesque wall paintings may bring success for Crowland Abbey.
Previously unknown Romanesque wall paintings may bring success for Crowland Abbey.
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Crowland Abbey has been shortlisted for the East Midlands Heritage Awards 2015, in the categories of Customer Care and Quality Research.

The latter refers to ‘Secrets Revealed’, which include evidence of previously unknown Romanesque wall paintings.

Several of the revelations are of unique national importance and it is amazing that they have remained undiscovered for over 800 years.

The awards will be announced on June 9 at Nottingham Conference Centre.

Visitors marvel at the glorious Abbey Church and can wander through the remains of what was once one of the country’s richest and influential Benedictine ~
monasteries.

Saint Guthlac, a hermit monk, arrived there in the 7th century because he wanted a solitary place to pray and it has been a holy place ever since.

There are also many connections to Richard III.