SO7740 : East Window, Little Malvern Priory

taken 4 years ago, near to Little Malvern, Worcestershire, Great Britain

East Window, Little Malvern Priory
East Window, Little Malvern Priory
East Window, Little Malvern Priory
Depicting the family of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, and the future Edward V, one of the Princes in the tower. It is the only surviving monumental representation of key Yorkist personalities in the 15th C. - the only contemporary portrait of the Prince after his father's death.
There is another portrayal of Edward IV and family at Canterbury Cathedral TR1557 : Detail, Stained glass window, N.XXXVIII, Canterbury Cathedral.
The fine quality work dates from 1480-82 and is by Twygge and Woodshawe who also created the Magnificat Window at nearby Great Malvern,SO7745 : Magnificat Window, Great Malvern Priory and the east window at Tattershall, Lincolnshire.TF2157 : East window, Holy Trinity church, Tattershall
Little Malvern Priory
Grade I listed.
First mentioned in 1125, the present Priory is the choir of the original monastic church, the rest went before the reformation.
The present church occupies the crossing tower and chancel of the priory church. Ruined north and south transepts and chapels also remain. The church is entered through a porch to the west of the tower.
The original restoration was in 1482 by Bishop Alcock, who found the church "in great ruin" and the monks and Prior were sent to Gloucester Abbey under correction for 2 years.

The nave has a window with a fragment of 14th Century glass, and there is a 14th C screen and table tomb with four weepers.
There are some monk's stalls with misericords in the chancel.
The east window has 15th C. glass installed by Bishop Alcock, and depicts the family of Edward IV, including Prince Edward, one of the Princes in the tower.
William Langland, the 14th C. poet was educated here.

There is a small Hill organ from the 19th C.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 29 July, 2014   (more nearby)
Saturday, 30 August, 2014
Geographical Context
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Church (from Tags)
St Giles 
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Little Malvern Priory 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7703 4038 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:3.6790N 2:20.1873W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 7702 4038
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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