Friday, 30 November 2012

St Agnes church window

No its not got devastating colours, designs, or even antiquity, but it does have very special attributes.
My father and his Aunts must have gazed on this window frequently and often when they lived at Sundew cottage. Aunt Edith must have felt some empathy with her too.

As far as design goes this is surely wonderful in the depiction of the figure and also the face of St Agnes.  The transparency of the window is delightful too. I like the ornaments and objects on the window sill. It makes the window loved and looked after. Very special for me on several levels. The rest of the church will be featured on these blogs sometime!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


This is the first post. Fittingly it may well be one of the oldest places I have visited. Lastingham in North Yorkshire dates back to Saxon times. However the first stone buildings originate to about 700 AD. It seems that the stone monastery was re-erected from about 1070. There are numerous ancient artifacts in the crypt and they will be shown elsewhere. The window however has a circular arch and I would like to consider it as Norman.

However it is unlikely to have contained glass - but more likely to have had a wooden door. The age of the glass is uncertain. It does seem to be quite fine in design. Very unlikely to have any significant age. Fitting design.

There is evidence of renovation work. There is an altar in front.

I will be studying the history of coloured glass. Probably published an a separate page of the blog.