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Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Virgin Mary

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Virgin Mary
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The most exquisite remnant in this window is in the upper left hand area and features the crowned head of the Virgin Mary as a young woman with golden hair. Coronets and other decorative features are visible on other fragments.

The glass has been attributed to John Thornton of Coventry, a leading stained glass artist whose major work was the great east window in York Minster.

The medieval glass in St .Mary's Lydiard Tregoze is badly in need of conservation cleaning to prevent deterioration. The Friends of Lydiard Park are assisting the church in fundraising to enable specialist glass conservators to undertake this work. If you would like to help please visit the Friends of Lydiard Park website Supporters page.

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Year:
1420-1480
Artist:
John Thornton of Coventry
Type:
Stained Glass
Location:
The Chancel, St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze
Owner:
St. Mary's Church, Lydiard Tregoze
Copyright:
Friends of Lydiard Park
Credit:
T. Cooper-Tydeman
Last updated on:
Friday 3rd December 2021

Items of Interest

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Virgin Mary and Christ Child
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Virgin Mary and Christ Child

The central panel depicts the Virgin Mary and Chri...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angel and fiery furnace
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angel and fiery furnace

The upper central area of the window depicts an an...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Figure of a man
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Figure of a man

Largely obscured by the Elizabethan monument to Ni...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angels and Gloria inscription
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angels and Gloria inscription

Remnants of 15th century glass in the South Aisle...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angel playing a lute & heraldry
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Angel playing a lute & heraldry

15th century quatrefoil window with angel playing...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Miscellaneous fragments
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Miscellaneous fragments

15th century glass fragments include those of a ri...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Heraldry and foliage
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Heraldry and foliage

The 15th century (or possibly earlier) glass inclu...

Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Robed figures
Medieval glass at St. Mary's Lydiard Tregoze: Robed figures

The 15th century window contains a series of pictu...