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Window: 20, West, St Mary, Aylesbury

Location in Church:
West
Type:
6 lights
Subject(s):
Noah, Abraham, Moses, David - Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel (Major Prophets) - 7 Doves (Holy Spirit), Jonah, Amos, Hosea, Joel, Micah, Nahum, Zephaniah, Habakkuk, Obadiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi (Minor Prophets), Adam and Eve, Crossing of the Red Sea, Abraham commanded to sacrifice Isaac, Passover Feast, Moses raises the Brazen Serpent.
Subject(s) - Notes:
The subjects are all from the Old Testament.
Date Made:
1862
Date Made - Notes:
The glass was originally in the 1862 Great Exhibition at South Kensington from 1st May to 1st November, but then moved to Aylesbury where it seems to have been fitted just in time for Christmas 1862.
Craftsman:
Craftsman - Notes:
In the 1870s Michael O'Connor & Sons would also produce the 3 windows in the Chapter House, Numbers 14, 15 & 16.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Buckinghamshire Herald: 27/Dec/1862
Dedicated to:
Thomas Tindal †1850, 1st wife Anne †1812, and his 2nd wife Mary Anne †1826.
Donated by:
Mr Acton Tindal, and his brothers and sisters (the children of Thomas Tindal and his two wives.
Notes on Window:
The stonework of the window dates from c1500, and was restored to accept the O'Connor glass. The glass was made to match the medieval tracery, but before being installed at Aylesbury it was exhibited at The Great Exhibition of 1862 in South Kensington, where it did win a medal. More...

 


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Overall View of Glass
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Guide to the 5 tiers of the West Window
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Tracery of window, with the top 3 tiers, having a total of 46 glazed openings in many different shapes.
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Tier 1: Top of Tracery
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Tier 2: The 4 Major Prophets
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Tier 3: The 12 Minor Prophets
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Tiers 4 and 5, the main lights of the window.
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Tier 4: Angels
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Tier 5 LH lights: "The Fall of Man"
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Tier 5 Centre lights: "The Means of Grace in the two Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion".
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Tier 5 RH lights: "The Restoration of Man"
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Plaque below centre of window, and text of inscription.
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