Birth of Christ Window - All Saints Church, Turvey, Bedfordshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 09.780 W 000° 37.570
30U E 662360 N 5781824
Quick Description: All Saints Church contains some majestic stained glass windows and resides in Turvey, Bedfordshire.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2008 1:08:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM30RD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BluegrassCache
Views: 47

Long Description:
The church was much enlarged and decorated the cost being defrayed by the late Charles Longuet Higgins esq. lord of the manor, who also presented the very fine organ, at an additional expense of £1,600. The east window and three others in the chancel are stained. The west window was given by William Bartholomew Higgins esq. of Picts' Hill. The Higgins family were famous members of the community and have a large mausoleum in the churchyard and many graves.

Other windows also in the nave depict both Worship and Preaching but with the main focus on the Crucifixon with some beautiful detail and colour. Elsewhere in the church are some plainer but still ornate, patterned windows with some good colour and glass.

The stained glass in All Saints is Victorian. Most striking is the east window behind the altar. The decorative windows fall into three groups: the "picture windows" with canopy work above, seen in the Chancel; the "pattern windows" seen in the aisles and baptistery; and the "dayspring" grisaille-glass window above the altar in the Lady Chapel in the South aisle.
Type of building where window is located: Church

Address:
All Saints Church
Turvey, Bedfordshire United Kingdom
MK43 8DN


Days of Operation: Anyday, 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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