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The stained glass window of the council chamber St John's Gate London

By StevenBest  
St John's Gate is the former gatehouse for the Clerkenwell priory of the Knights of Saint John - the Knights Hospitallers. The gateway was built in 1504 by Prior Thomas Docwra to replace a 12th-century gate damaged during Wat Tyler's Peasant's Revolt of 1381.

The gateway is made of brick, faced with stone on the north and south sides. The underside of the central arch is decorated with ornate, painted ceiling bosses including a figure of a lamb and heraldic shields. Set into the pavement is the Order of St John's stylised star symbol.

There are five brightly painted coats of arms over the south side of the arch, including three royal coats of arms in different styles, and three coats of arms over the north side of the arch.

The Clerkenwell Priory was established in the middle of the 12th century as the English headquarters of the Knights of St John

Tags: London Architecture Stained glass City of london St johns Light beams Historical buildings Stained glass window Gate house Knights of saint john Bestphotos1962

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Comments


10 Nov 2020 1:18PM
Lovely - a beautiful composition. 🙂
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
10 Nov 2020 1:21PM
Heavenly light !!!
Ron
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2020 3:04PM
Love the beams of light!
Minty805 Plus
5 43 9 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2020 5:06PM
I love stained glass, and this is beautiful, enhanced by the sun rays. The text is very interesting, too - thanks for sharing.
Allan
10 Nov 2020 6:22PM
Beautiful light, great capture.
Sylvia
10 Nov 2020 6:24PM
Beautiful..Lin
richmowil Plus
12 465 2 England
10 Nov 2020 8:01PM
Good composition.

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