SD8706 : The Boer War Memorial Window, St Leonard's Church

taken 4 years ago, near to Middleton, Rochdale, Great Britain

The Boer War Memorial Window, St Leonard's Church
The Boer War Memorial Window, St Leonard's Church
This stained glass window, a memorial to the Middleton men who fought in the Boer War, was designed by famous church architect, George F Bodley.

The upper lights contain representations of (left to right) St George, St Michael and Gideon. Below them are soldiers; the illustrated faces belong to some of the men who went to fight in South Africa SD8706 : The Boer Window (detail).
St Leonard's Parish Church, Middleton
St Leonard’s Parish Church in Middleton is a Grade I listed building (English Heritage ID: 213457 LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

Much of the present building was erected in 1412 byThomas Langley (born in Middleton in 1363) who served as Bishop of Durham and Lord Chancellor of England. He re-used the Norman doorway from an earlier structure to create the tower arch. The church was completed in 1524 by Sir Richard Assheton, in celebration of the knighthood granted to him by Henry VIII for his part in the Battle of Flodden Field in 1513. As well as hanging his armour in the family chapel, he also rebuilt and enlarged the church and erected a stained glass window, depicting the archers in kneeling positions with their names written along their bows as well as Sir Richard and his wife. The Flodden Window, now moved to the sanctuary, is thought to be the World’s oldest war memorial (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News). It is said to be one of the best known pieces of stained glass in the country and as such is now a protected national monument.
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Saturday, 14 September, 2013   (more nearby)
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Monday, 23 September, 2013
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