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.
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