Doom Painting (Last Judgment) St Thomas and St Edmunds, Salisbury, Wiltshire
The Doom Painting above the chancel arch is a powerful feature drawing many visitors. It is believed to be the largest such painting in England and was painted in 1475 as a thank-offering for a safely returned pilgrim. The painting was white-washed over in 1593 and was re-discovered in 1819, but not restored until 1881. It was restored in 1953. Please click on the links below for a fuller description of the painting and its history.