St John


Click on the blue numbers for details of each window

Key to Windows

1East Window

Window of five cinquefoil lights with tracery of 15th century rectilinear form.

Tracery Lights

Eight tracery lights of angels playing various musical instruments with the two centre lights having an inscription in black Gothic lettering on white ground:

In loving memory of our parents and
brother the gift of H N & S A Badfield

Main Lights

The five main lights depict the Ascension of Christ, with an inscription across all of them reading (from John 20.17):

I ascend unto my Father and your Father and to my God and your God

The lights appear all to be separate memorial donations. They carry the following inscriptions (numbering from left to right)

Light 1
  AMDG and in memory of Francesca
Romana Maria Ramsden 1842-1909
erected with eight lights above
by parishioners and friends 1910
Light 2
  In loving memory of Francesca
Romana Maria Ramsden 1842-1909
erected by her son and daughter 1910
Light 3

To the Glory of God and in
honour of our parents

the gift of John Birchall rector
his wife and sister 1910

Light 4

In loving memory of Fanny Maria
wife of Alfred Harrison Smith 1846-1905

erected by her husband 1910

Light 5

AMDG and in memory of George Huntsman
Shaw 1842-1898 and Eliza his wife 1851-1899

erected by their daughter 1910

2South Chancel window

Window of three cinquefoil lights with 14th century stonework.

The left-hand light depicts the Resurrection. Below is a supplicant before a ruler (possibly Joseph of Arimathea requesting the body of Jesus ?)

The centre light shows the Ascension. Below is the angel speaking to the women at the empty tomb.

The right-hand light shows the descent from the cross. Below is the risen Christ appearing to Mary Magdalene.

Across all three lights is the inscription in black Gothic on white ground:

In memory of Robert Ramsden died Sepr xiv 15th 1865

(There seems to be some confusion over the date)

3 to 6Windows of three cinquefoil lights with 19th century stonework and clear glass

7 Window of two square headed trefoil lights with clear glass in west wall of tower.

8,9,10Windows of three square headed cinquefoil lights with 19th century stonework and clear glass.

11Window of three cinquefoil lights with 19th century stonework and clear glass

12Single lancet window of glass, predominantly yellow stain, and mixed design. The date of the glass is uncertain, but some may be medieval, possibly supplemented with glass from broken windows. The symbols in the roundels suggest dates of the 14th or 15th century, though of course such may have been copied by later craftsmen.


The clerestory windows are each made up of three cinquefoil lights and are glazed with plain glass and have 15th Century tracery.