Stained Glass Windows - St James the Great - Claydon, Oxfordshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB
N 52° 08.809 W 001° 20.001
30U E 614037 N 5778678
Quick Description: Stained glass windows in St James the Great church, Claydon.
Location: South East England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/9/2020 12:16:51 AM
Waymark Code: WM12K7W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
Stained glass windows in St James the Great church, Claydon.

"The east window is made up of three larger slit windows with thick masonry between them, but it dates from the restoration of 1861, previous to which there was a Perpendicular window, possibly replacing an earlier lancet window.

The stained glass is modern. The window over the sedilia has three lights: The centre depicts St. Peter crucified – according to the legend upside down at his own request, as he considered himself unworthy to be crucified in the same way as his Lord. The left-hand light depicts James the son of Alphaeus, called St. James the Less – commemorated with St. Philip on 1st May. He has been confused with ‘James, the Lord’s brother,’ who was head of the church in Jerusalem in Acts. He is depicted holding a club as James, the Lord’s brother, was said to be clubbed to death by a priest at the Temple of Jerusalem.

In the right-hand window is depicted St. John, young and beardless. He is holding a cup from which a tiny dragon peeps. St John was said to have been given a cup of poison to drink, and to have suffered no ill effects.

The next window shows the Patron Saint of the Church St. James the Great- James the brother of John, the son of Zebedee. He was the first of the twelve apostles to be killed, and was executed by King Herod Agrippa I about 44 A.D. He was beheaded with a sword, but is depicted here as the Patron of Pilgrims who visited the shrine of Santiago de Compostela (St. James of Compostela) in Spain. According to legend, his body was translated there."

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Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
St James the Great
Manor Park
Claydon, Oxfordshire England
OX17 1HH


Days of Operation: Daytime

Hours of Operation: From: 12:00 AM To: 12:00 AM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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