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The Church of St John the Baptist, Maddermarket, where the medieval glass was destroyed by a gas explosion inside the church in 1876. Fragments were gathered up and collaged together in the central window on the north of the aisle. While there didn't seem to be enough glass surviving to recreate whole scenes (as at St Peter Mancroft), some attempt has been made to bring order to chaos (unlike the random rearrangement at Winchester Cathedral). The windows have been built up around central features - possibly some of the roundels are new - and elements have been use to create symmetry, for example the crowns in the lower right picture. Also the glass has been reworked to make decorative squares which boder the panels and the circular pictures. Where lettering has survived, it has been arranged at the bottom of the panels, giving another thematic pattern.

stained glass

stained glass

stained glass

stained glass

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Right: Victorian tiling to the side of the altar and, below, a detail of the tile obscured by the chair.

 

Victorian tile detail

victorian tiles

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