Windows

The Windows
St Leonard Window

In the North wall opposite the porch entrance,is a lancet of 1912

depicting St Leonard, the patron saint, holding a chain and

manacle as the patron saint of prisoners
                    


St Stephen Window
 
                    
 


 

Probably the most interesting of the windows in the church is

undoubtably the easternmost in the south wall of the nave.

This is a pair of lights with a large panel above them, containing

stained glass saved from "the wholesale destruction of the 13th

century glass of Salisbury Cathedral by the miscreant Wyatt".

(James Wyatt was appointed architect to the Cathedral in 1786

and promptly threw out much of the medieval glass.)  The border

fragments and panel were rescued by William Benson Earle in

1787 and given to the church. They were originally set in the East

window. In 1981, on the advice of a specialist, John Piper they were

incorporated in the South window to form a coherent whole. One

of the fragments features the archangel Gabriel along with his name.

The panel is perfect and depicts St Stephen being stoned by two

men, with the hideous faces which mark the medieval villain.

The inscription 'STEPHS ORANS EXPIRAT' means 'Stephen prays

while breathing his last'

Also in 1981, all the medieval stained glass was taken to Norwich

for cleaning and repair, together with the 18th century memorial

window in the tower.



East Window

 

The east window was reglazed in clearer hand-made glass (known

as “antique quarries”), incorporating the centre panel of the

Resurrection which was previously simply wired on to the existing

glazing bars.  This panel was sent by an unknown person to a

churchwarden, Mr Fiander,  in 1864. Its colour and style indicate that

it is also part of the rejected cathedral glass