For this church:
Linby St Michael
Walkerdine and Buxton (1907) provide a summary of the inscription on a plaque that was originally located beneath the east window before panelling was installed around the chancel walls in 1914:
‘An inscription beneath the handsome east window states that the stained glass window was fixed to the memory of Andrew Redmond Prior, Catherine, his wife, and Sophia Louisa Hearle Stephens, their daughter. It was erected by the Rev. I. L. Prior, M.A., rector, and his three surviving sisters.’
The east window of the Lady chapel dates from 1958 and is dedicated to Richard Hardstaff, a long-serving churchwarden. The window was made by Pope & Parr and shows the Virgin Mary with child. In the left light is the coat of arms of the Diocese of York; the right light includes the coat of arms of the Diocese of Southwell. The inscription on the window reads:
The quatrefoil light at the top of the window contains fragments of medieval glass. Trueman (1948) describes the image as follows:
'In quatrefoil tracery light, with new white surround, a female saint. In greyish shading and matt, crowned with a three pointed yellow stain crown, long yellow hair down back, tight sleeves to the wrist with yellow border there at and a hooded cloak with yellow border round the low circular neck, white halo. Probably early Perpendicular [1380-1400].'
The two stained glass windows in the north wall of the nave were installed during the 1914 restoration and are both by Hardman & Co. of Birmingham. They were both dedicated by the Bishop of Southwell on 6 April 1914. The westernmost window depicts St Michael and St George; the subjects of the easternmost window are 'The Good Shepherd' and 'Suffer little children'.
Between the two windows is a brass plaque that reads: