Stained Glass Windows - Holy Cross church - Byfield, Northamptonshire
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Quick Description: Stained glass windows in Holy Cross church, Byfield.
Location: East Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 9/25/2020 11:11:21 AM
Waymark Code: WM1366K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:

Stained glass windows in Holy Cross church, Byfield. The stained glass east and south-west windows are by Kempe (1897 and 1902). The south window of the south transept is by Hardman & Co. (visit link) , and depicts the crucifixion.

Sadly, not on view here, an interesting medieval roundel “on loan” from Byfield to the Stained Glass Museum in Ely. It depicts a hind, and a fox preaching to geese.

"Chancel E
Three lights 1884, Burlison & Grylls (PDK1886, 250. £300; KDN 1894, 43).
lhl Jesus carrying the cross: “Come take up thy cross and follow me”. The Crucifixion: “Greater love hath no man than this”. The Deposition: “Destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up”. cl Judas’ kiss. “He that eateth bread with me hath lifted his hand against me”. Jesus before Pilate. “The kings of the earth stand up against the Lord and against his anointed”. Jesus presented to the Jews: “And Pilate saith unto them:“Behold the man”. rhl Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. “Hosannah to the Son of David”. The Last Supper. “This do in remembrance of me”. Gethsemane. “Not my will but thine be done”. tls. Agnus Dei, two censing angels, monograms MF and WF, and instruments of the passion. Moses and the Serpents, Abraham: “Where is the Lamb for a burnt offering”. Texts: “Holy, holy, holy”. ”Lord God of Hosts”. ”Sic Christus dilexit nos” (Christ so loved us).

Chancel S
Two lights 1902, C E Kempe (cf. Kettering St Andrew) (NM 13.10.1902, 8, 2).
lhl Ezra: “Esra scriba legis” (Ezra writer of the Law). rhl Nehemiah: “Nehemiahp(ro)pheta” (Nehemiah Prophet) holding a model of the temple and a sword. Text round Ezra: “Aedificabis Jerusalem. Dominus Dispersionis Israelis congregabit” (You will build Jerusalem. The Lord will gather together the Dispersion of Israel) held by predella angels.
+ In honour of God who ordained his servants Ezra and Nehemiah for the restoration of his people and in memory of Francis Henry Curgenven who executed his sacred office at Byfield and administered the affairs of theParish for xxix years his parishioners and friends dedicate this window AD mdcccii.

S chapel E
Three lights 1897, C E Kempe (Bldr LXXIV1.1.1898; NM 17.12.1897).
lhl St Thomas holding a spear. cl The risen Christ crowned and holding the banner of the Resurrection and St Anne with the Virgin. rhl St George. The saints’ chosen to match the names of the dedicatees.
+ Remember ye in the Lord the Revd Thomas Farebrother who died July 30th 1896 aged 89 Also Mary Anne Farebrother who died June 1st 1884 aged 68 also George Farebrother who died January 22nd 1892 aged 83.

S chapel S
Three lights 1884, J Hardman & Co (BCRL:HA 1884/19; PDK 1885, 231. £82.10.0; KDN1885, 313).
The Crucifixion with the Virgin and St John. Angels at the head of each light. tls. Monograms of those commemorated in the dedication.
+ In memory of William Farebrother gent. and of Mary his wife this window is placed by their oldest surviving son the Rev. Thomas Farebrother MA Oxon MDCCCLXXXIV.

Tower W
Two lights 1893, C E Kempe (PDC 1894, 302;Bldr LXV 1893; KDN 1894, 43; NM22.09.1893).
lhl St Peter: “S Petrus Apostolorum Princeps” (St Peter, Prince of Apostles). rhl St Paul: “S Paulus Apostolus Jesu Christi” (St Paul Apostle of Jesus Christ). Crossed keys below St Peter, swords below St Paul.
+ To the Glory of God and in loving memory of John Bromley who died Jan 15th 1882 aged 86 years and Sarah his wife who died Apri l14th 1878 aged 73.

N aisle C
Two lights 1921, C E Kempe & Co Ltd.The Presentation. tl Angel and text: “Nuncdimittis servum tuum” (Now you dismiss your servant).
+ lhl Remember ye in the Lord Richard Bromley who died 25th Feb 1919 aged 79 years to whose memory this window is dedicated.
+ rhl Remember also Sarah his wife who died 24th March 1928. The 1928 dedication is a later addition.

N aisle N(E)
Two lights 1942, J Powell & Sons (signed Whitefriars) (NRO: 56P59) (designed byHarry Stammers).
The three Marys at the tomb. tl A gold crown and palm leaves on a blue background. Angels with text: “He is not here for he isrisen”.
+ AMDG and in memory of William Harris Potter who died 4th of April 1929 and of Mary Ellen his wife who died 21st March 1940."

SOURCE - (Visit Link) Fragile Images: Post-medieval stained glass in Northamptonshire and the Soke of Peterborough by Paul Sharpling

Type of building where window is located: Church

Holy Cross church ,
Church Street
Byfield, Northamptonshire England
NN11 6XN

Days of Operation: Daytime hours

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

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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