St Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze Conservation Project
Christ Child head revealed in stained glass window.
Paul Gardner, Chair St Mary’s Lydiard Tregoze Conservation Project, writes:
I am pleased to announce that as the Conservation Project nears completion and following contributions by the congregation to the specific window fund, we have been able to undertake the professional cleaning of the 15th century-stained glass window of Mary and the Christ Child and Angels in the North Aisle .
The work was undertaken by HolyWell Glass, and the face of the Christ Child was revealed, which was thought to be lost.
The stained glass was known to be commissioned from York in 1420 and has now been attributed to John Thornton of Coventry, a leading 15th century stained glass glazier whose major work was the great East Window in York Minster .
Cleaning commences Cleaned stained glass window
Detail of St Mary and the Christ Child face revealed.