St Lawrence Church Windows - Chicheley, Buckinghamshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 06.230 W 000° 40.863
30U E 658817 N 5775123
Quick Description: The church of St Lawrence contains some of the most beautiful stained glass windows in Buckinghamshire.
Location: Southern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/30/2008 11:53:28 AM
Waymark Code: WM32JR
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache
Views: 57

Long Description:
There are six magnificent stained glass windows inside this little church details of their makers can be found on this website.

The windows are named as follows:

Chancel SE - I am the bread of life; I am the true vine and is from 1915 donated by the husband of Amy Chester; Rev John Greville Chester.

Chancel SW - St George; St Lawrence dedicated by Greville Arthur Bagot Chester.

West - Virgin & Child (Centre light only) dedicated by John Greville Chester.

North Aisle West - St Thomas; Daniel; St Paul; Thomas & Christ; Daniel in lions' den; St Paul in prison.

North Aisle NW - St Peter; St Andrew; St Paul; St Barnabas dedicated by Rev. Anthony Chester.

North Aisle NE - St James; St John; St Stephen; St Timothy dedicated by George William and John Elliott Chester.

The Chesters were The church is one of the top 1000 churches in England and is mentioned in Simon Jenkins' book. The Hall of Chicheley stands nearby, originally a Monastery, then given by Henry VIII to Cardinal Wolsey who gave it to Anthony Cave, from whose family it passed by a female heir to the Chesters. Anthony Chester esq. of Chichley, was created a baronet in 1619. His son Sir Anthony, the second baronet, distinguished himself in the royal army at the battle of Naseby. The Hall is now used as a Conference Centre. These windows were some of many of the donations given to the church by the Chesters and there are plaques all around the church interior with some impressive tombs to the Chesters.

Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
St Lawrence Church
Chicheley
Newport Pagnell, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom
MK16 9JJ


Days of Operation: Any day, just obtain the key as directed

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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