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Window: 01, East, All Saints, Chalfont St Peter

Important Church Note:
Also known as Gerrards Cross
Location in Church:
East
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
6' 11" x 14' 1" or 2.10m x 4.30m
Subject(s):
St John Baptist, Virgin & Child, St Nicholas
Date Faculty Granted:
12 March 1923
Date Made:
1923
Craftsman:
Craftsman - Notes:
This is one of 4 windows in this church by Henry Victor Milner.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Faculty in Oxford Diocesan Archive
Dedicated to:
Walter Robert Strickland More...
Donated by:
Parents Robert and Mary Katharine Strickland. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Tracery: At the top, Christ gives a blessing. Below are 4 angels, holding red shields wich bear the Symbols of the Passion.
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The 3 Main lights of the window, with St John the Baptist, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and St Nicholas of Myra.
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Top of the 3 main lights, with backgrounds of diamond shaped quarries, each having a fleur-de-lys decoration.
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Top of LH light: The Lamb of God (John the Baptist pointed to Christ as 'Behold the Lamb of God') in a 5 pointed design, each point has an elaborately decorated crown.
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Top of Centre light: Two Angels with large wings are holding up a large crown. Above is a red shield with the letters MR, themselves bearing a crown. This is one of many symbols for the BVM.
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Top of RH light: Three Gold Purses (a symbol of St Nicholas) in a 5 pointed design, each point has an elaborately decorated crown.
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All 3 lights: The 3 main figures of the window, all standing in front of a blue foliated background, and all bordered by gold foliage with white flowers on the outer lights.
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LH light: Closer view of St John the Baptist, his staff carries the flag of St George, sometimes known as the Banner of Victory, and also carried by the Lamb of God at the top of this light.
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Centre light: The Blessed Virgin Mary holding the infant Christ in her arms. She is wearing a white cloak, elaborately decorated in gold. She stands on a crescent moon, with sunburst rays below.
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Centre light: The BVM and Infant Christ both have golden hair. He lies on a white sheet, wearing a white tunic, with his legs crossed and his right arm raised.
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RH light: St Nicholas of Myra wears his Bishop's mitre, and holds a gold Crozier in his left hand, whilst his right hand is raised in blessing.
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RH light: St Nicholas is wearing his mass vestments of red, green, white and gold. At his feet are the three pickled children that he resurrected, one of the many legends of St Nicholas.
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RH light: A close look at the three children in a tub.
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Inscription across base of window: "To the Glory of God and in memory of Walter Robert the eldest son of Robert and Mary Katharine Strickland. Born Dec 10 1879 died Aug 29 1922 RIP"
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