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Window: 04, S Transept E, All Saints, Hillesden

Location in Church:
S Transept E
Type:
4 lights
Size (width x height):
8' 0" x 15' 5" or 2.43m x 4.71m
Subject(s):
St Nicholas and 4 of his legends: Two cups, Famine at Myra, Jew of Calabria, Restoring life to boy strangled by devil, as in the Golden Legend.
Date Made:
16C
Craftsman:
Notes on Window:
The top half of this window has glass showing 4 legends from the life of St Nicholas of Myra. It is remarkable that so much of these scenes survived the Civil War damage that devastated other windows in the church,and probably other St Nicholas scenes in the lower half of this window. More...

 


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Window in situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Top tiers showing 8 scenes featuring 4 legends of the life of St Nicholas.
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1875 drawings of 1495 glass showing 4 legends of St Nicholas. The blank parts are those which had been filled by non-matching glass.
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1st Legend "St Nicholas and the 2 cups"
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2nd Legend - "The relief of famine at Myra"
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3rd Legend "The Jew of Calabria"
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4th Legend "The restoration of life to a boy strangled by the devil"
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Remnants of glass in the heads of the 4 lower lights of the window. Part of an inscription on the far right, that probably means "Choose Nicholas for Bishop" implies that the whole lower tier of the window would once have been filled with more of the legends of St Nicholas.
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