St Katherine


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Key to Glass

Windows 4-8 and 10-13 all have plain glass in diamond shaped lead framework, but the styles and dates vary.


1.East window

A triple lancet window with curving shapes at the top all set in an arched surround. This window may be 15th century. The stained glass is a similar style to windows 2 and 3, and appears to have been installed at the same time, late in the nineteenth century. No maker’s mark was seen. The top section of each lancet is architectural detail and below each has two biblical scenes with Bible references.

On the left is a Nativity scene with the inscription MATTHEW 11:11 and below is the baptism of Jesus with the inscription MATTHEW 11:13.

In the centre is the Crucifixion with the inscription JOHN XIX and below is the Last Supper with the inscription MARK XIV:22.

On the right is the Ascension with the inscription LUKE XXIV:51 and below is a scene of the women and the angel at the open tomb with the inscription MATTHEW XXV111:6.

On either side of the East Window are large painted wooden boards with pointed arch shaped tops. The left hand board shows 1-4 of the Ten Commandments and the Creed, the right hand board shows 5-10 of the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer. The text is in black, with capitals and details in red and gold, and the boards have gilded details.

The East
Left hand


This double lancet window in a rectangular surround is immediately to the south of the altar. It dates from the 14th or 15th century and, like the east window, contains late Victorian stained glass. The top and bottom of each section is architectural detail. The left hand panel shows a scene from the parable of the Good Samaritan above the inscription LUKE X 30. The right hand panel shows Jesus raising a widow’s son from death, with the inscription LUKE VII 11. Above the lancets, small openings in the tracery are filled with stained glass in geometric designs, and the central space has an image of a dove.

Beneath the window is a brass plaque with the following inscription:

In Memory of Henrietta Anna Countess of Carnarvon
who died 26 May 1876
The windows in this Chancel were erected by her Tenants
and other Friends to record their gratitude for
her unwearied Beneficence and their reverence for her character as
“A + Mother + in + Israel.”


This window is also on the south wall of the chancel. It is a single lancet with a simple round arched top. The stained glass is again late 19th century and similar in style to the other windows, with architectural detail at the top and bottom and a central Biblical picture. This one shows Jesus as the Good Shepherd with the inscription ISAIAH XL 11.

South Aisle

4.Windows 4, 10, 11 and 12 are rectangular and similar to each other in style and date. The church guide book states that they are of a type found in 15th century manor houses, and it has been suggested that they came from the Old Hall at Hardwick.

5. A triple lancet widow with pointed arches at the top of each section.

6.Triple lancet with curving shapes at the top, set in a rectangular frame.

7.Triple lancet with curving shapes at the top, set in a rectangular frame.

8.Double lancet with curving shapes at the top, set in a rectangular frame.



A double lancet window with round arched heads set in an arched surround which has the Molyneux cross at the top, set in the lower part of the west face of the tower. The window seems to have been inserted by John Molyneux in 1684. Plain glass in small panes.

North Aisle

10.See Window 4 for details.

11.See Window 4 for details.

12.See Window 4 for details.


13.9. In the vestry is a single lancet window with diamond shaped plain glass in the centre, a border of green glass and a small yellow star at the top of the pointed arch.