TG0202 : St Andrew's Church - east window

taken 10 years ago, near to Hingham, Norfolk, Great Britain

St Andrew's Church - east window
St Andrew's Church - east window
The east window in St Andrew's church has been described by David King as containing the most impressive display of imported foreign glass in a county rich in this field. Most of the glass came from Germany and dates from the early 16th century. It is believed to have been imported by John Christopher Hampp who also imported the glass seen in the main staircase at Ketteringham Hall and some of the glass in Kimberly St Peter's church. The stonework frame containing it was especially made in 1825. The central lights depict the figures of St Thomas above St Anne, who holds the Virgin Mary with the baby Christ in her arms. The central figure in the tracery lights is a male saint flanked by kneeling men in armour and angels. For more detailed views go to LinkExternal link

St Andrew's church can be dated back to Remegius of Hethersett, who was rector from 1316-1359 but has been much restored since. The east window (seen here), one of the largest in England, contains continental glass and was assembled from several separate windows that came from a German monastery. The large tomb in the north wall of the sanctuary, carved from red stone, is to the Morley family and dates from the 1450s.

The most famous person commemorated at Hingham is Abraham Lincoln (the 16th President of the USA in 1860), who was related to a former resident of Hingham, Samuel Lincoln, born in 1622. When Samuel was 15 years old he sailed, with his family, from Ipswich for America; they settled in Hingham, Massachusetts. A bust of Abraham Lincoln, in an alcove in the north aisle, was unveiled in 1919 by the then American Ambassador the Hon. John W. Davis. The church is open every day. For more information see: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Monday, 25 February, 2008   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 26 February, 2008
Stained glass window   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 021 021 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.7576N 0:58.9447E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 021 021
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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