Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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Window: 16, N chapel S, St John the Baptist, Little Missenden

Location in Church:
N chapel S
1 light
Size (width x height):
0' 11" x 5' 7" or 0.28m x 1.69m
St Hilda of Whitby, Caedmon
Date Faculty Granted:
6 May 1940
Date Made:
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Dedicated to:
Richard Elliott Palmer, died 1931 More...
Donated by:
Miss Helen Palmer, sister of Richard Palmer More...
Makers Mark on Window:
Notes on Window:
The stonework of this window, and two others, dates from the 14th century, but was buried in the wall in 1711, and discovered when the plaster was removed in 1939.


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Top of window - the names are of Bishops who trained at Whitby Abbey, a double monastery for males and females.
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St Hilda of Whitby (born c614, died 680) - The goose at her feet is her usual symbol.
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Close up of St Hilda, Abbess of Whitby 656-680, standing in front of the Medieval Abbey, built around 600 years later.
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Base of window
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Caedmon (reputedly the first British poet whose name is known) sings to nuns and Hilda, the Abbess.
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Closer view of Caedmon singing. He had become a monk, and was written about by Bede.
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Makers Mark: The A K Nicholson Stained Glass Studios, GER Smith (Invt)

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