Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Lastingham

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.

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