Victorian Glass

Victorian Stained glassGloucester Cathedral boasts a vast collection of Victorian stained glass and most workshops of the period are represented within the building.

A particular highlight is the sequence in the lavatorium (the monks’ washing place) in the Cloister. Made by John Hardman of Birmingham in 1868, they depict scenes from the Bible associated with water.

In the South Aisle, the Four Evangelists window designed by Rogers of Worcester 1865 echo the Great East Window with its expanse of clear glass, full length figures and vibrant colours.

Moving up through the South Aisle, Clayton and Bell of 1859, designed two windows depicting historical events associated with the Abbey of St Peter, Gloucester. These include both the Coronation of Henry III which took place here in 1216 and the arrival of Edward II’s body for burial in 1327.

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