Catalogue of Stained Glass in Cheshire

Penny Hebgin-Barnes’ definitive study for the CVMA (GB) of pre-Gothic Revival stained glass in the northern British county of Cheshire has just been published.

The Medieval Stained Glass of Cheshire catalogues the glass found at fifty sites in the county, mostly churches, but also including domestic residences and other buildings. It has 642 pages and numerous illustrations, including 24 colour plates.

Highlights include the discovery of an important fourteenth-century regional workshop, probably based in Chester, whose output survives at nine sites in the county, including the parish churches of St Wilfred at Grappenhall (near Warrington) and St Mary at Treuddyn, in North Wales; sixteenth-century armorials and donors; a fascinating window of 1581 at High Legh which demonstrates the Elizabethan religious settlement; a unique window commemorating the English Civil War in the parish church of St Chad at Farndon; and a plethora of seventeenth-century quarries depicting a wide range of subjects such as English monarchs, classical sibyls, military drill and menial occupations. The county’s outstanding collections of foreign panels are also catalogued for the first time. [Figs. 1 and 2]

Fig. 1. The Medieval Stained Glass of Cheshire.

To celebrate this magnificent volume, we are delighted to announce that readers of Vidimus can buy this superb book at a massive 40% discount of the retail price. This unique online offer will close on 31 December 2010.

In conjunction with the Oxford University Press and the British Academy we are also offering special ‘recession-busting’ discounts on other recently published CVMA volumes – see below!

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