Lisl's Favorite Stained Glass Window Above the Altar
i was very interested in the scenes of the restored stained glass window in the main chapel...
this was mainly because there was such a difference in styles... colour and textures in the glass...
it appears these individual frames/scenes were incorporated inside the stained glass diamond grid that also includes the Hungerford coat of arms just above the center scene...
this is what i found out through my research:
Sir Walter Hungerford, a successful knight and courtier to Henry V, became rich during the Hundred Years War with France and extended the castle with an additional outer court that enclosed the parish church in the process. By Walter's death in 1397, the substantial castle was richly appointed and its chapel decorated with murals.
The castle chapel war repaired again in 1779 and became a museum of curiosities.
In the 19th century... due to the work of the local curate, the Reverend J. Jackson, he undertook the first archaeological excavations at the site during the 1840s.
His work uncovered many of the foundations of the inner court... and he had also installed a collection of 17th and 18th century stained glass windows from the continent into the chapel to form this majestic window that you see here.
Saint Leonard's ...