The Warwick Colour Palette poster print

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As seen at Warwick rail station, the Warwick Colour Palette celebrates the special town’s special history and places. These posters make great new home gifts, holiday home artworks, house warming gifts or add a splash of familiar colour to your Warwickshire kitchen!
 

Warwick Poster:

  • Dimensions: A2 (59cm x 42cm) and A3 (42cm x 29.7cm)
  • Landscape orientation
  • Great fade-resistant qualities
  • Print only, unframed
  • Great house warming gift for anyone who loves visiting Warwick
 

The Warwick Colour Palette: 

  • Dungeon Shadow - Caesar’s Tower at Warwick Castle contained a grim basement dungeon; according to local legend dating back to at least 1644 it is also known as Poitiers Tower, either because prisoners from the Battle of Poitiers in 1356 may have been imprisoned there, or because the ransoms raised from the battle helped to pay for its construction.

  • Kingmaker Velvet - Warwick ‘the Kingmaker’ was a nobleman, a military commander in the Wars of the Roses and an influential politician who would by stealth, cunning and daring be in virtual control of the country for many years until his death at the Battle of Barnet in April 1471. He was born Richard Neville on 22nd November 1428, the eldest son of the 5th Earl of Salisbury. He later acquired the title 16th Earl of Warwick through his advantageous marriage to Lady Anne Beauchamp, Countess of Warwick, daughter of Richard Beauchamp, the 13th Earl of Warwick. 
  • Leycester Limewash - The Lord Leycester Hospital is one of the most important and intact medieval buildings in England and is a charity supporting ex-servicemen. The Grade I listed building is located next to the West Gate, on High Street.
  • Bear and Staff White - The Bear and Ragged Staff is a heraldic emblem or badge associated with the Earldom of Warwick. The Ragged Staff is believed to refer to Morvidus, an early legendary Earl of Warwick who is said to have slain a giant “with a young ash tree torn up by the roots”.
  • Mop Candy - Warwick Mop Fair began when King Edward III granted a legal charter that it be held in the town centre, at a time when the stone version of the castle was being built and before Lord Leycester was even born let alone building hospitals  Each year these towns have fairground attractions in their town centres and surrounding streets. Warwick Mop is held every year on the Friday and Saturday following the 12th day of October, with the ‘Runaway Mop’ held the following Friday and Saturday. 
  • Peacock Teal - Designed by Robert Marnock in the mid to late 19th century, The Peacock Gardens are named for the magnificent birds that reside there.
Information courtesy Warwick District Council