Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


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Window: 01, East, St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp

Location in Church:
East
Type:
5 lights
Size (width x height):
7' 8" x 8' 0" or 2.33m x 2.44m
Subject(s):
10 Apostles with the Apostles Creed: Peter, Andrew, Jude, John, James the Great, James the Minor, Thomas, Bartholomew, Philip, Simon.
Subject(s) - Notes:
Each of the 10 Apostles has a line from the Apostles Creed on a scroll around their heads. The 2 apostles missing are Matthew and Matthias. The last 3 lines of the Apostles Creed are therefore now on the scroll over St Simon.
Date Made:
1450-1470
Craftsman:
Clayton & Bell, Restorer
Craftsman - Notes:
Clayton & Bell restored the window in 1866. Clayton & Bell would later restore the West window (06) which has some similarities to this East window.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Bucks Herald of 26 Jan 1867, The Builder of 2 Mar 1867.
Notes on Window:
There is an extensive amount of 15th century glass in this window, including 8 of the Apostle's heads, with 2 having been replaced in 1866. It is possible that this glass was originally fitted in a window of the S Aisle, when it could have had more figures. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Window from outside, where you can clearly make out the 10 figures.
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Overall View of Glass
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Ten Apostles in 2 tiers. The scrolls over their heads contains the entire Apostles Creed.
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Lights 1 & 2: Example of 2 figures on the top tier under their canopies.
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Lights 1 & 2: Example of 2 canopies above the top tier.
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Lights 1 & 2: Example of the base under 2 figures on the lower tier.
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Top tier, light 1: St Peter with his keys - full view, head, and Creed text.
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Top tier, light 2: St Andrew with his saltire or diagonal cross - full view, head, and Creed text. (also see another below)
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Top tier, light 3: St Jude holding a boat - full view, head, and Creed text. He was given at least a new head in 1867.
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Top tier, light 4: St John holding a chalice with a serpent - full view, head, and Creed text. (also see another below)
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Top tier, light 5: St James the Great holding a sword, by which he was martyred - full view, head, and Creed text.
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Lower tier, light 1: St James the Minor, or the Less - full view, head, and Creed text.
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Lower tier, light 2: St Thomas holding a spear, by which he was martyred - full view, head, and Creed text.
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Lower tier, light 3: St Bartholomew holding a knife, by which he was martyred - full view, head, and Creed text.
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Lower tier, light 4: St Philip holding a cross - full view, head, and Creed text. He was given at least a new head in 1867.
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Lower tier, light 5: St Simon - full view, head, and Creed text. (also see another below)
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Top tier, light 2: St Andrew - Comparison of 1844 drawing and 2019 photo. The Creed text is the same in both.
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Top tier, light 4: St John - Comparison of 1844 drawing and 2019 photo. The Creed text is the same in both.
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Top tier, light 5: St Simon - Comparison of 1844 drawing and 2019 photo. The Creed text is very different increasing from 1 line to 3 lines in the restored version.
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