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St. Mary’s Church, located just outside the sleepy Gloucestershire village of Kempley, has one of the best preserved and complete sets of medieval wall paintings in England, as well as the oldest surviving roof in the country.

Parts of this Norman church date back nearly 900 years to the 12th century and, as such, is a hugely significant building.

English Heritage were looking to create an interactive and informative user experience of the church, particularly giving access to areas that visitors cannot normally see.

Over a period of several months 360 Vision worked closely with English Heritage, and the Friends of Kempley Churches who manage the building, to create a unique multimedia virtual tour of the church. Photography in the roof was a particular challenge, not just because of the narrow and vertiginous access but also because there is no natural light in the roof space.

Pulling together full screen HD 360s, text, stills, audio files and a bespoke Flash viewing system that met all of English Heritage’s Accessibility requirements was a unique challenge. The end result means this incredible piece of history can now be enjoyed by visitors from around the world for hopefully another 900 years at least! 

You can see the English Heritage virtual tour of St. Mary's at www.english-heritage.org.uk.

Virtual Tour landing page on www.english-heritage.org.uk

For further details on all our virtual tour services, please click here or feel free to contact:

Paul Baderman
t: +44 (0)20 8429 8285
e: paulb@360vision.co.uk
skype: skype_360vision


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