SE1021 : St Mary, Elland: east window

taken 8 years ago, near to Elland, Calderdale, England

St Mary, Elland: east window
St Mary, Elland: east window
The east window contains some of the best examples of medieval stained glass remaining in Yorkshire. Most of the panels are 15th century originals, although some were replaced c.1850. It is not difficult to tell which is which, if you look closely. The various panels in the centre column depict the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus (going upwards). The remainder depict the life of the Virgin Mary, including one of the Assumption (a catholic doctrine, not part of official Anglican teaching, and therefore lucky to have survived the Reformation).
St Mary the Virgin, Elland

An ancient parish church towards the lower end of the present town centre, and overlooking the Calder valley. It is thought that the same masons who built Kirkstall Abbey in 1170 built the first church in Elland circa 1180, although most of the present building is 15th century. It is notable in particular for its medieval east window, the building is grade 1 listed (list entry 1184393).

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Stephen Craven   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 23 July, 2016   (more nearby)
Sunday, 31 July, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1082 2117 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:41.2124N 1:50.2585W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1081 2116
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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