Medieval Glass

Medieval Windows

Thornhill Parish Church contains what is said to be β€œOne of the best collections of Medieval glass outside of York.” The best known of the windows is the Jesse window in the East of the Chancel of the main church.The remainder is largely within the Savile family Chapel. During 2011-13 all of the medieval glass has been conserved by conservator Jonathan Cooke. English Heritage were our main partners in this work and they, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Churchcare, along with many specialist grant-aiding trusts made the work possible.

This gallery contains images of the Medieval Glass taken from the 1960s onwards. The images show the glass in different stages of condition and conservation to tell the story of how they have reached their spectacular condition today.

To view more information about the conservation process, please see the Documents page.
Also see thornhill sIV sV report for Faculty Cooke July 2020 (Note: Also contains a survey of Victorian Glass)

View or download a PDF giving an overview of the Medieval Stained glass here: Thornhill Medieval Stained Glass (1.04MB)

A summary of the religious iconography and historical information about the medieval glass can be found within A Guide to Thornhill Parish Church, which you can download here.(PDF 786k)

Window orientation: North | South | East
Location: Chancel | South Chapel | Savile Chapel

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