Tapestry

Friends Tapestry which hangs in the Entrance Hall
Friends Tapestry which hangs in the Entrance Hall
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.