Tag Archive: Stained Glass

Medieval windows removed from York Minster for restoration

Two 600-year-old windows have been removed from York Minster as part of a major restoration project. The windows are part of a sequence of eight and the 11-year project in the cathedral’s South Quire aisle will see all of them removed and restored. They will also be given protective glazing to prevent future damage in…

Canterbury Cathedral’s medieval window frame restored

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The gleam of new stone in sunlight reveals that work is complete on the conservation challenge that Canterbury Cathedral would never have wanted to tackle – the reconstruction of a towering medieval window, built to hold some of the most precious stained glass in the world. “This is the stone’s time to shine, when you…

Interior Design in the Middle Ages

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When I think of the Middle Ages I think of castles and battles and kings. Rarely do I think of interior design elements. But I imagine it was as important back then as it is today. Imagine the brave knight coming home from the Crusades and his wife asking if he likes the new curtains….

Leumeah ‘medieval’ castle listed for auction

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The article earlier this week about the Leumeah castle stated that Ron Farmer is selling his medieval castle in New South Wales, Australia. Now we have a location and asking price. (Prices below are listed in Australian Dollars) If you are looking to relocate to Australia you might think about buying the Leumeah castle. ~The…

Englishman transforms his Sydney home into medieval castle

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This Englishman’s home really is his castle. Boasting 10 turrets, a moat, stained glass windows, medieval furnishings and gargoyles, it is fit for King Arthur and his knights and tends to stand out among the brick-and-tile neighbouring bungalows in Dowling St, Leumeah. The suburban Camelot is the work of Ron Farmer, who was determined to…

Medieval stained glass from old Coventry cathedral to be restored

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Fundraising to help preserve the ruins of the old cathedral in Coventry has reached £250,000. This will fund the cleaning and analysis of the medieval stained glass, with work starting in the summer at the Herbert Art Gallery & Museum. It was taken out of the cathedral before World War II and has been stored…

Medieval Stained Glass Tour at Glencairn Museum

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Bryn Athyn is the host for a tour that will focus on the roles of the artisans that made windows for the medieval cathedrals. Come out to the Glencairn Museum on Saturday, Feb. 4 for its Stained Glass Tour and Demonstration: Understanding Medieval Stained Glass. Over a thousand years ago three guilds of craftsmen worked…