by emma last modified Apr 10, 2015 03:54 PM

Stained Glass

by emma last modified Apr 10, 2015 03:54 PM
Stained Glass

Pictorial stained-glass panel in one of the South-East façade windows with classical figures set against a background of vibrant colours

Being built in an English Gothic Revival style, most of Trinity's mullioned windows and clerestory feature non-pictorial stained glass and have a Geometric Patten style using simple shapes, like textured rectangular panes of pale-coloured lead-light supported by armatures, emphasising the classical design of the windows. They were the style of window which was most easily imitated by early 19th century plumber-glaziers, as they added a simple and pleasant glowing ambience to an interior. They were frequently replaced one by one with pictorial stained-glass when they were donated.

The Trinity Centre features a pictorial stained-glass panel in one of the South-East façade windows with classical figures set against a background of vibrant colours, flanked by diaper quarries and foliage. The painted incident “The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha” looks to reproduce the style of figures in ancient glass and the few remaining English wall paintings of the Gothic period.

The pointed-arch mullioned windows have a tracery in geometric designs and clerestory feature textured geometric panes, in style of the mid 13th to early 14th century, in pale yellow and blue coloured glass.

The paired windows divided by a mullion, set beneath a single arch was a fashionable architectural form and used both for structure and ornament. The stained glass is set in lead cames between the stone mullions.

The large glazed windows in the East and West façades, are divided into a framework of stone mullions and transoms and each glazed panel, further subdivided by muntins or lead cames. The original large East window features a more intricate geometric design, with a variety of vibrant colours and floral motifs.

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