NZ2966 : St Luke's Church, Wallsend - east window

taken 4 years ago, near to Willington, North Tyneside, Great Britain

St Luke's Church, Wallsend -  east window
St Luke's Church, Wallsend - east window
'Crucifixion' by Wilhelmina Geddes (1922) - a memorial to the men of the parish killed in the First World War.

'One of the top ten best stained glass windows in the world.'

'One of the finest windows north of the Alps'.

'Of exceptional high quality and having a far deeper glow and colour and a far more violent expression than by any other artists of that time anywhere else in the country.' (Nikolaus Pevsner).

'To see this Geddes is to recognise, like scales falling from the eyes, that nothing quite matches the highest quality stained glass for intensity of artistic experience. I stared at and absorbed it for a good ten minutes. Only a personal visit can suffice, photographs cannot convey the way it commands the whole interior.' (Mathew Saunders).

The Irish stained glass artist J3271 : Wilhelmina Geddes plaque, Belfast, Wilhelmina Geddes (1887–1955) LinkExternal link was described as ‘the greatest stained glass artist of our time’ (Times obituary 1955)

Wallsend Local History Society - Tower of Glass LinkExternal link
Times Higher Education - Wilhelmina Geddes: Life and Work, by Nicola Gordon Bowe LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 14 June, 2016   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 June, 2016
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Religious sites  City, Town centre 
Primary Subject of Photo
Church Detail 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2996 6631 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.4290N 1:31.9980W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 2994 6630
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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