St Giles Church Windows - Stoke Poges, Bucks
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 51° 32.112 W 000° 36.894
30U E 665417 N 5712040
Quick Description: some lovely old stained glass windows in this famous church,in Buckinghamshire,where Thomas Gray sat and wrote his ' elegy in a country churchyard'
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/8/2009 3:25:06 AM
Waymark Code: WM65T6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
There are some interesting windows, in this old church in south Buckinghamshire.
One known as the 'Bicycle Window' is made up of fragments of glass, one Piece dated 1643, as a memorial to those who fell in the Second World War.
This is dedicated to the nine men who fell during the war.
original maker Lee L and Wallis C R .
This is a three light window in the nave made of reconstituted old glass.

Comments: The "bicycle" window now restored. Mark says "Designed by L.S.L, executed by CRW", all in a circle with date in middle.

It is not possible to deduce the original complete design.

Another pair of windows commemorates the death of a small child belonging to the Howard- Vyse family. They show the child leaving its earthly mother and being accepted by its heavenly mother.this is on painted glass by MAYER & co dated 1871.

Subject: St Michael; St George is dedicated to the 7 Officers died in S Africa 1901-3. donated by the old school fellowes.

details taken from
(visit link)
and the booklet inside the church.
Type of building where window is located: Church

St Giles
Stoke Poges, Buck's United Kingdom

Days of Operation: daily

Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 4:30 PM

Admission Charge: Not Listed

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