ST3614 : Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Ilminster

taken 3 years ago, near to Ilminster, Somerset, Great Britain

Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Ilminster
Stained glass window, St Mary's church, Ilminster
Depicting Christ amidst the Doctors, by Heaton, Butler & Bayne, 1903.
In memory of John Mules and family.
The first window to be installed in the new scheme of nave windows.
Minster church of St Mary the Virgin,Ilminster
Grade I listed

There are references to a church in Ilminster in 762AD, and it is mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086.

The present church is from the 15th century, built in the Perpendicular style in a cruciform shape. There were originally four Chantry altars staffed by priests living in four houses beside the church. These disappeared after the Reformation, although one house was converted into a grammar school in 1549.
In the 16th century the Minster became a "Royal Peculiar",
or a church exempt from the jurisdiction of the diocese in which it lies, and subject to the direct jurisdiction of the monarch.
The church consists of a central tower, some 90 foot high, between two transepts. The nave has north and south aisles of five bays with slender three light windows, and a chancel of three bays, with an elaborate reredos from circa 1910. Externally there are Gargoyles.

The north transept or Wadham Chantry Chapel is late 15th century with large windows. This Chapel contains tombs to Sir William Wadham 1452, and Nicholas Wadham 1609.

The south transept or Lady Chapel, contains the Humphrey Walrond tomb dated 1580.He was one of the earliest churchwardens at the Minster. There are also War Memorials.

The west end of the church contains a gallery with the organ, which was moved there in 1934. The console is off centre to enable a view of the west window.

The church was refurbished in 1825 by Burgess, the chancel was restored in 1883, and further restoration followed in 1887 and 1902.

Most of the Stained Glass windows date from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Julian P Guffogg and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ST3614, 62 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 3 August, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
Religious sites 
Primary Subject of Photo
Window 
Church (from Tags)
St Marys 
Place (from Tags)
Ilminster 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3603 1457 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:55.6212N 2:54.6944W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 3602 1457
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+

Other Tags
Stained Glass Window 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 33 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register