SO7745 : Great East Window, Malvern Priory

taken 6 years ago, near to Great Malvern, Worcestershire, Great Britain

Great East Window, Malvern Priory
Great East Window, Malvern Priory
The entire window.
Great East Window, Malvern Priory

The largest window in any English parish church, it dates from the early 15th century and was probably glazed by John Thornton of Coventry. He was also involved with York Minster from 1405, certainly the St William Window.SE6052 : St William window (n.VII) York Minster.

The window may have been given by Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, and his wife Isabella Despenser around 1430.

The tracery features the Annunciation along with the Apostles and other Saints, including St Wulstan, Bishop of Worcester. There are also symbols of the four Evangelists.

The main part of the window had 24 scenes depicting the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus. Many are lost, damaged or fragmentary, for in the 18th C. ivy grew up and through the window. The damaged areas were replaced by glass from other windows of the church.

The lower part of the window features donors and benefactors, mostly from other windows. The Beaumont shield has been transferred to the north transept.

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Tuesday, 21 April, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 April, 2015
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Great Malvern Priory 
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