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Church Window: 1 2 & 3 4 & 5 6 & 7 8 & 9 10 to 13 14 to 16 17 to 20 21 to 24 25 to 28

Windows 14-16 The Three Judgement Windows (all damaged by storm in 1703) See letter to Daniel Defoe.

Window 14: The judgement hall of David.

The Amalekite, who stretched forth his hand against Saul, the Lord's Anointed, has been beheaded.

Above, in the fourth light is a detail of St Veronica's handkerchief on which is imprinted the face of Christ.

Window 14

Unknown Old Glass

Window 14

Upper part of Light 2


Window 15: The Great West Window. The Last Judgement

Below the transom: In the centre light is St Michael in golden armour. He suspends from his left hand a balance. An innocent soul, represented by an infant, in the golden pan to the right, outweighs a devil in the raised left pan. On the other side a red devil has climbed in above the weights. But the soul is still heavy enough and will go far off to the left and up the golden staircase. St Peter in a red robe stands on the second step. Past him, in the left hand, the blessed in white robes go up to heaven. The light on the right of St Michael shows souls being hounded into hell. In the lower part of the next light a blue bearded devil is seen with a brown wheelbarrow wheeling an old woman to destruction. At the bottom of the right hand light waits Satan. He has a fish's head, a green tail and a torso like a second head with tow eyes and a row of sharp teeth.M

Above the transom (restored c1863) ( Below) Christ sits upon the blue and amber rainbow with the world as his footstool. On the left kneels Mary and on the right St John the Baptist. The martyrs and the angel host encircle their heavenly Lord to Whom full jurisdiction is given.

Window 14

The Last Judgement

Christ with Mary and John the Baptist

Christ with Mary and John the Baptist

A Devil Attacking

A Devil Attacking

A Blue Devil

A Blue Devil

Light 7 Devil

Light 7 Devil


Window 16: King Solomon sits in Judgement Hall

King Solomon sits in judgement hall, to settle a dispute between two women. Only the foot is visible of the living child whom they both claim. This judgement, by which life is saved, has probably been transposed with the judgement in window 14, in which the punishment is death. Both windows would thus serve as pendants to the central judgement.

Four evangelists who recorded the Gospels

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