United Benefice of Thornhill & Whitley Lower
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The medieval stained glass has been called the finest display in the north of
Picture: the famous Jesse Window
In 2010 our great concern was with the Savile Chapel windows and particularly the condition of the glass in the East window. Commonly called 'doom' but perhaps more accurately 'Resurrection' window. This window was removed in 2011 for safe keeping as it is too distressed to return to its space.The window will be displayed in a specially constructed display case in 2013. A new replica window was commissioned from Jonathan Cooke and is now in place. The windows on the North side of the chapel have just been cleaned and restored and protected by iso-thermal glazing,
See the link below for a recent article on the East window. We do not think there was ever coke heating in the church as suggested in this article - we are almost on top of local coal mines and coal was delivered free as required.
Further information about the window is available here on Vidimus' website. Vidimus is an online magasine devoted to medieval stained glass.