Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Stained Glass Glossary of Terms

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ADMG - Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam

Latin: To the greater Glory of God.
Also the motto of the Jesuits, The Society of Jesus.

Arts and Crafts

The Arts and Crafts movement was an international movement in the decorative and fine arts that began in Britain and flourished in Europe and North America between 1880 and 1910. Particularly associated with William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite circle. It stood for traditional craftsmanship using simple forms, and often used medieval, romantic, or folk styles of decoration. It advocated economic and social reform and was essentially anti-industrial.

Clerestory

High level windows

Cusp - Cusp or Cusped

A projecting point formed by the foils (foil: a lobe formed by the cusping of a circular or other shape in tracery) within the divisions of Gothic tracery, also used as a decorative edging to the soffits of the gothic arches of tomb recesses, sedilia etc. (Pevsner)

DEL

DEL. = delineavit
Latin: (he or she) drew this
© The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations 1998, originally published by Oxford University Press 1998.

Diaper

(Literally "figured Cloth")
A repetitive surface decoration of lozenges or squares.

Grisaille

Painting or Stained glass in shades of grey. Often leaves or a floral design.

INVT

INV. or INVT
Latin: (he or she) designed this
© The Oxford Dictionary of Abbreviations 1998, originally published by Oxford University Press 1998.

Lancet

A lancet window is a tall, narrow window with a pointed arch at its top

NADFAS - National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies

NADFAS is a leading arts charity which works to advance decorative and fine arts education and appreciation, alongside promoting the conservation of our artistic heritage.

Quarries

(Literally "Squares")
Square or diamond shaped panes of glass.

RCHM - Royal Commission on Historic Monuments

Established by Royal Warrant dated 27 October 1908, the Royal Commission on Historical Monuments (England). The National Buidings Register (NBR) was established in 1940, and renamed the National Monuments Register (NMR) in 1963 when it was taken over by the RCHM. In 1999, with the rest of the Commission's activities, it was absorbed into English Heritage, and in 2012 was renamed the English Heritage Archive.
In 2015 the work of the NMR moved with the archive to Historic England and became the Historic England Archive. Based at Archive Services, Historic England, The Engine House, Fire Fly Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2EH

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