August 28 – Wallingford Screen

An Explanation

Hello from 1066 – A Medieval Mosaic

William of Wallingford (died 20 June 1492) was the 47th abbot of St Albans Abbey. He was a Benedictine monk at Holy Trinity Priory, Wallingford, Oxfordshire.  He built the high altar known as the Wallingford Screen at a cost of £733 and completed the chapter house. The statues on it were destroyed during the Dissolution but were replaced in Victorian times.

The large statues across the screen on the top layer

Second Row

Third Row

Above the altar and reredos

  • Peter
  • Andrew
  • James
  • John
  • Philip
  • James
  • Jesus
  • Thomas
  • Bartholomew
  • Matthew
  • Simon
  • Matthias
  • Jude