Tapestry

tapestry

Friends Tapestry which hangs in the Entrance Hall

The tapestry depicts William Vizard, who lived in the Kingswood at the beginning of the 19th Century; John Lawson Johnson, who transformed the House into a baronial castle at the end of the 19th Century; and William Vestey, who took the title 'Baron Vestey of Kingswood' when he was made a Lord in 1928.

The Project was funded by a Lottery Grant from the Countryside Agency and a Grant from the Nationwide Building Society. The work was overseen by Ruth Cousins. The picture was designed by Patrick Darby. It took more than 1800 hours to stitch over a three year period from January 2002 and involved more than 100 people including school children.