St Stephen's Church WW1 Memorial Window.

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Reference WMO/258237


Smalley Street



BB11 3JA


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Status: Damaged
Type: Other
Location: Internal
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Stained glass window
  • Glass Stained Glass
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Painted
  • First World War (1914-1918)
About the memorial: West Window listing the names of 70 fallen men of the parish and the church. Installed in 1920 by public subscription. The window depicts St George and a Crusader Knight in the two main panels, under this second is painted 'pro patria' or 'for ones country'. The other main panels include the badges of the regiments in which the fallen served. The panels are surrounded by red and white rose vines (Yorkshire and Lancashire), the vine and woodland floral motifs. The upper main upper panel depict Christ in Glory, with the Alpha and Omega and supported by two angels in the smaller upper panels. Technical information - Sizes - 4 light window with 12 tracery panels, each light 24” x 146” Saddle bars - 7 per light, ½” square ferrous Designer/ manufacturer - Shrigley and Hunt of Lancaster Lead - mixture of ¼” round, 5/16”round and 3/8”round with ½”flat on the perimeter Glass - mixture of flashed and antique Technique - glass painting, acid etching and silver stain Condition - Window is in reasonable condition apart from 1 damaged pane. The external grills are badly rusted and the plate glass is tight against the external panels, not allowing airflow. 1 to tracery and 1 inside left light (other 3 cracked pieces to be left as they are sound and secure). Fit new 8mm polycarbonate to each light and each tracery panel, fixed on small s/s brackets.
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The inscriptions are on painted scrolls and read "Their Name Liveth! "Fight the Goof Fight" "To the Glory of God and the honour of the Brave men of this Church and Parish who gave their lives for Justice and Freedom during the Great War 1914-1919" Followed by four panels of names in alphabetical order showing rank, initials, surname and regiment.


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