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Stained Glass Window

By JudeC  
Hi - thanks for all your clicks and comments on my rose shot.

This is a shot of part of a stained glass window situated in the beautiful Holy Trinity Church, Skipton.

Some info on the church below.

A church is first recorded on the site in the 1100ís, and was probably built from wood. This early church probably stood where the tower is now sited. In the 1300ís another church was built by monks from Bolton Priory. This church was added to and extended towards the East of the site from the early 1400ís with evidence that this may have been a gift from Richard III. The Civil War had a profound effect on Skipton, and with the castle subjected to a long siege by Parliamentarian forces, itís hardly surprising that the church also suffered. Damage done to the building and the stained glass windows was made good by Lady Anne Clifford in the mid 17th century. Damage was also done to the tower in 1853 during a ferocious storm, when it was struck by lightening. The damage was repaired at the same time as the roof of the church was replaced.

The church also has a fine set of stained glass windows, dating mainly from the 1650ís during the time that Lady Anne Clifford was rebuilding and repairing the damaged church.

The church is home to some spectacular Clifford monuments and tombs, indicating the special relationship that the family had with the town, the castle and the church.


Tags: Architecture Yorkshire dales Stained glass window Landscape and travel Skipton Holy trinity church

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franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 7:58AM
Very nice.

photophantom 13 108 3 Philippines
14 Sep 2008 8:03AM
Amazing shot Jude and great write up too. Excellent work
Alec1 13 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 8:07AM
Lovely capture. Alec
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 8:16AM
i hope they've got a lightining conductor now
great image Jude nicely captured

texturencolour 13 36 1 Australia
14 Sep 2008 8:17AM
Great shot ,always interesting to read the history behind the photo and history is something you guys in the UK have in bucket loads. We aussies get excited if a place is 100yrs old!!! By the way I see we have a favourite drink in common, love the sound of those corks popping.
14 Sep 2008 8:24AM
Super shot Jude,
CarolG 14 199 20 Greece
14 Sep 2008 8:30AM
Fantastic shot Jude, and of special interest to me, as my mother was born and bred in Skipton. Carol
KBan 16 512 4 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 8:52AM
Lovely rich colours and a great frame Jude.
Ray42 13 3 England
14 Sep 2008 9:27AM
Nice record shot - no converging verticals and nice colour backed up with the information about the church and windows
Sahyadri 13 61 2 India
14 Sep 2008 9:33AM
love the rich colours
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 9:40AM
We used to live in Skipton, this is a lovely reminder.
mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2462 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 10:27AM
Beautiful rich tones, well taken. Bill is typing away to my left...
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 10:32AM
An enterprising and successful photograph. We all like to see stained glass flooded with light but in this country that is a fairly rare occurrence Sad It is far more 'natural' seen like this, at least in 2008, and the tones still appear really well - in fact they are very evenly represented here.

Your background information is interesting and detailed but I would query the involvement of Richard III in the early 1400s as he was not quite 33 whan he was killed at Bosworth in 1485!
jdenman 13 19 5 Spain
14 Sep 2008 11:34AM
A beautiful capture of the colours and detail, enjoyed the write-up.
14 Sep 2008 12:00PM
lovely shot and write up
JudeC 14 6 3 England
14 Sep 2008 12:11PM
Your background information is interesting and detailed but I would query the involvement of Richard III in the early 1400s as he was not quite 33 whan he was killed at Bosworth in 1485!

Hi - you just can't trust information from the internet!! - Jude.
Mikelane 14 1 Wales
14 Sep 2008 1:52PM
stunning stained glass capture jude excellent work regards
Hoffy 17 262 16 England
14 Sep 2008 4:49PM
Looks a beautiful window.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
14 Sep 2008 4:53PM
excellent capture...
superb stain glass
nickyv32 14 135 England
14 Sep 2008 5:30PM
Superb shot, love the colours.

dawnmichelle 14 12 United States
14 Sep 2008 6:08PM
Beautiful shot
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
14 Sep 2008 6:52PM
Very well taken image Jude, you coped well with the lack of sunshine, the image is very natural and shows all the beauty of this window.
Nice shot

MandsH 14 England
14 Sep 2008 7:35PM
Stunning Jude
norton 17 2 6 Jersey
14 Sep 2008 8:39PM
Very nice image,well captured Jude...............

Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
14 Sep 2008 10:09PM
Good colours. Nice image.
derekv 14 3 England
14 Sep 2008 10:49PM
Superb colouring and exposure.
15 Sep 2008 2:45PM
Very good detail spot on.
goso 15 2 1 Australia
16 Sep 2008 12:56AM
Well done Jude........Bill
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
16 Sep 2008 7:23PM
Beautifully photographed Jude - such rich colors!
lostintime 13 13 6 Germany
16 Sep 2008 8:33PM
Super tones, a great capture.
JimV 15 6 3 Canada
17 Sep 2008 6:05AM
You've handled a difficult subject very well here Jude, great info too, well done!
Rgds., Jim
17 Sep 2008 7:11AM
ace colours
GillyB 16 317 8 United Kingdom
18 Sep 2008 12:06AM
Lovely capture and interesting info Jude.

gill Smile
this is wonderful, great capture
Nabs 13 India
19 Sep 2008 2:01PM
Superb Capture
20 Sep 2008 10:49AM
A very good shot.
21 Sep 2008 3:16PM
good work..

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