Ludlow Palmers
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The north aisle


The north aisle was rebuilt in 1305-08 in the early Decorated style retaining the original plan-form of the Church. The six two-light windows are typical of the period with cusped arches and tracery including cinquefoils in circles. more...

Royal Arms

A painting depicting the arms of King Charles II hangs in the North Aisle. It is dated 1674, and in the lower right hand corner a monogram of the letters T and F can be seen, presumably the artist's signature. more...

Ladies' window

The west window of the north aisle is known as the ‘Ladies window’ because it was funded by the ‘Ladies Committee’ during the 1859-60 restoration. The window's tracery was recarved at this time but to its original form and with all its ballflower decoration. more...

Western north aisle window

The glass for this window was originally made by Hardman in 1860 for the chapel of St Leonard in Corve Street. It was installed here in 1991 as the gift of Doreen and Howard Watkins. more...

Salwey window 1

Immediately to the west of the north door, this window was installed 1928 by Louis Davis who was one of the foremost glass painters of his time. Given by Mrs Gratton in memory of Theophilus Salwey, and his sisters Agnes, Mary and Katherine. more...

Wellings window

This window is over north door and is by Hardman and Co. 1860. It shows the appearance of the risen Christ to Mary Magdalene; Jacob blessing Joseph's sons; and Christ blessing little children. The window was given by Captain Wellings and J. Penwaine.

Salwey window 2

To the east of the north door the window is by Louis Davis, 1912, after Christopher Whall and commemorating Humphrey, eldest son of Theophilus Salwey (Salwey window 1), at the cost of Mrs J.D. White. Its panels are the Virgin Mary with the Infant Christ; Jacob's dream; an angel with St John the Evangelist (in red cloak) on Patmos. Arms of Salwey and others.

Nightingale window

The second window from the east in the north aisle was given by Mrs A.M. White in 1888 in memory of her godmother, Miss M.A.J. Nightingale. The window was made by Hardman and Co. It shows the Entombment and the Resurrection, with Roman soldiers (not Jewish guards) as custodians of the tomb.

Openshaw window

The easternmost window in the north aisel was given by Mrs Oppenshaw in 1887 and made by Hardman; the three Marys in the garden, and the appearance of the risen Lord to Mary Magdalene.

Roundel windows

Roundel windows

The glass in the cinqefoils of the three easternmost windows of the north aisle are the only surviving original glass in the north aisle and the oldest glass in the church. more...

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