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Window: 03, S Aisle E, St Mary the Virgin, Drayton Beauchamp

Location in Church:
S Aisle E
Type:
3 lights
Size (width x height):
4' 1" x 6' 9" or 1.24m x 2.05m
Subject(s):
Feed my Lambs ~ John & James, Christ, Peter and 2 other disciples
Subject(s) - Notes:
The scene is spread across all 3 lights, all set under deep architectural canopies that will be seen in nearly all the windows at Drayton Beauchamp.
Date Faculty Granted:
11 May 1891
Date Made:
1891
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, N Pevsner & E Williamson, 1994
Dedicated to:
William Griffin (died 1799) and Mary Griffin (died 1806). More...
Donated by:
James Griffin of Drayton Lodge. More...
Notes on Window:
There is some unusual decorative stonework directly under the window. We can best assume that it was part of a 15th century Reredos above an Altar at the E end of the S Aisle. More...

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Main scene of window spread across all 3 lights, under trees and canopies.
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Closer look at main scene where Christ charges Peter with the care of the faithful, symbolised by the sheep.
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LH light: St John (the younger figure) and St James watch the event.
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LH light: Closer view of St John and St James.
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Centre light: Christ holds a shepherd's crook, and around his head is the text "Feed my lambs Feed my sheep".
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Centre light: Lambs are gathered around Christ's feet.
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Centre light: Christ's right hand clearly shows his wound from the Cross.
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RH light: Three disciples face Christ, with Peter kneeling at the front, with a lamb behind him.
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RH light: A closer view of the disciples.
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Base of window: Three demi-angels hold ribbon scrolls which make up a complete text.
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Quotations in the window.
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Dedication inscription at base of window.
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Unusual decorative stonework below window, probably part of a Reredos above an Altar.
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