More Information about the World Class St.Christopher at Norton

  • 3.37 m. tall
  • 1.2 m. wide
  • 1.25 Te. weight
  • 600 yrs. old
It was:
  • almost certainly commissioned by Norton Priory
  • originally painted--St.Christopher's robe was bright red and his hair dark grey. Traces of these colours were found during its cleaning and restoration.
  • important locally for travellers using the ferry to cross the River Mersey between Runcorn and Widnes
  • owned by the Brooke family from 1545 to 1964, who made Norton their home after purchasing it from King Henry VIII after the Dissolution of the Monasteries
  • given by Sir Richard Brooke Bart. to Liverpool Museum in 1964 for safe keeping
  • returned to Norton Priory Museum for display to visitors 1981. Was taken back to Liverpool for restoration before being returned again to Norton.

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