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OtherNumberCB-11 | N5
TitleAnn Kirsopp Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Ascension of Christ.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdPersonJean Baptiste Capronnier of Brussels
ObjProdDatec1870
ObjectHistoryNoteAs with window no.S4 [HEXAB1416] in the south choir aisle, the canopy or tabernacle above the figure of Christ and the seven watchers was removed about 1960 and replaced by Elders Walker with a sky of streaky hand-made glass manufactured by Hartley Wood & Co of Monkwearmouth.
1993: The foot at the bottom left-hand corner, which had been put in upside down in an earlier repair so that the toes pointed upwards, was turned the correct way.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
Burial register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceOur further research has located a Capronnier catalogue c1891, which lists the Hexham Ascension, so the matter is now beyond doubt. Jonathan & Ruth Cooke, 5 Tivoli Place, Ilkley. 7.10.2000

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TitleWindow Strap – Ann Kirsopp
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass plate at foot of Ascension window.
InscriptionTo the Glory of God and in loving remembrance
of Ann Kirsopp, who Died May 30th. 1870.
InscriptionDescriptionGothic lettering with red initials.
InscriptionScriptGothic
ObjProdDatec1870
ObjectHistoryNote‘In memory Ann KIRSOPP who d. 30 May 1870 aged 26. In loving remembrance of William Scurfield KIRSOPP of Hexham who d. 17 Mar. 1876 aged 34 yrs. Also of Anne, eldest and dearly beloved child of the above and Ellen his wife, who d. 31 Mar. 1876 aged 3 yrs. and 3 mos. “Thy will be done”.’ [Inscription at Cemetery 28/3]
Burial Register: 1263; Kirsopp, Ann; Spinster; 26; Maiden Cross; 1 Jun 1870; H.C.Barker; B591.
DimensionsH 100 mm | W 762
CurrentLocNotefixed | below west window (Ascension)
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CNW2

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OtherNumberCB-12 | N4
TitleGeorge Scott & J D Bell Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAn Epiphany window in the Decorated style. The Adoration of the Magi: Jesus, Mary dressed in blue, Joseph and the Three Wise Men; the guiding star above, a vase of lilies below.
Inscription [from Matt. 2:11] below the figures: ‘THEY PRESENTED VNTO HIM GIFTS GOLD & FRANKINCENSE & MYRRH’
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription
TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE SCOTT DIED MAY 1873
J D BELL DIED APRIL 1879
InscriptionInterpretationJames Donaldson Bell died 02 April 1872, according to burial record & cemetery inscription; his widowed daughter Jane (d.1888) had been married to George Scott who died 09 May 1853 and was buried in the Abbey Churchyard with two of their infant children.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by George Joseph Baguley (1834–1915) of Newcastle.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at Cemetery 27/27]
Burial Register: 1448; Bell, James Donaldson; Gentleman; 89; Hexham; 6 Apr 1872; H.C.Barker; B292.
3299; Scott, Jane; Widow; 74; Priestpopple House; 3 May 1888; H.C.Barker; B290.
Inscription on gravestone “removed from” Abbey Graveyard: “133. Margaret Ann Scott 6.4.1843 age 6½. Thomas s. 18.12.1853 age 4. George Scott 9.5.1853 age 43”.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CNW4

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OtherNumberCB-13 | N3
TitleW J D and Elizabeth Waddilove Memorial Window.
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThree roundels or medallions and above them, in a panel, a dove bearing an olive branch in its beak, which symbolizes peace and reconciliation.
Bottom: Two ships, on the left in a storm; on the right safe in harbour.
Inscription, [from Ps. 107:23–30]:
☩ HE MAKETH THE STORM TO CEASE HE BRINGETH
THEM VNTO THE HAVEN WHERE THEY WOVLD BE ☩
Centre: Sowing corn and reaping the harvest. Inscription [from Matt. 13:36–42]:
☩ PRAY YE THE LORD OF THE HARVEST THAT HE
WILL SEND FORTH LABOVRERS INTO HIS HARVEST ☩
Top: Inscription: The Good Wife, from the words of King Lemuel [Prov. 31:10–29]:
☩ HER CHILDREN ARISE VP AND CALL HER BLESSED
☩ IN HER TONGVE IS THE LAW OF KINDNESS
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes (1808–1881) of Gateshead.
ObjProdDatec1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.”
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

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TitleWaddilove Window Title Strap
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass strap commemorating window as memorial to the Revd W J D Waddilove d.1859 and his wife Elizabeth d.1874
Inscription
☩ IN MEMORIAM ☩
THE REVD. W:J:D:WADDILOVE OF BEACON GRANGE ELIZABETH ANNE HIS WIFE
OBIIT OCTOBER 28TH. 1859 OBIIT MARCH 7TH. 1874
☩AND OF THEIR DEPARTED CHIDREN
CAROLINE HOPE WIFE OF J. ERRINGTON ESQR. HIGH WARDEN OBIIT MARCH 31ST. 1862
GEORGIANA MARIA WIFE OF C. C. OXLEY ESQR. REDCAR OBIIT DECEMBER 7TH. 1864
ROBERT JAMES DARLEY OBIIT OCTOBER 7TH. 1844 CAROLINE GERTRVDE OBIIT SEPTEMBER 15TH 1856
FRANCIS WILLIAM DARLEY OBIIT JUNE 4TH. 1849 LOVISA FANNY OBIIT NOVEMBER 3RD. 1831
InscriptionInterpretationIndex of Death Registrations, Probate Register, and an Abbey memorial [HEXAB1007] all have death of Caroline Gertrude Waddilove in 1854 not 1856 as inscribed here.
InscriptionDescriptionCaps, varying size throughout.
ObjProdDatec1874
ObjectHistoryNoteGravestone inscription in St Helen’s Churchyard, Whitley Chapel: “IN MEMORY OF | THE REV. W. J. D. WADDILOVE, M.A. | OF BEACON GRANGE, | Who died October 28th, 1859, | Aged 74 Years. | ALSO OF ELIZABETH ANNE, HIS WIFE | WHO ENTERED INTO REST March 7th, 1874, | AGED 86 YEARS.” [see URL]
DimensionsH 200? W 900?
CurrentLocNotefixed | middle west window
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CNW5; EM 219; NCH3 199
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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OtherNumberCB-14 | N2
TitleMary Head Memorial Window – “Magdalene Window”
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and Martha are in Martha’s house.
Obviously a pair with N1 [HEXAB1405].
MARY HATH CHOSEN THAT GOOD PART WHICH SHALL NOT BE TAKEN AWAY FROM HER. [Luke 10:42].
Memorial Inscription on a brass below:
ObjProdOrganisationStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N1 [HEXAB1405] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4

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TitleHead Window ‘Magdalene window’ Title Strap
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass title strap commemorating window as memorial to Mary, wife of John Oswald Head d. 1872
Inscription☩ IN MEMORY OF MARY THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOHN OSWALD HEAD
WHO DIED AT CASTELLAMARE IN ITALY ON MAY 12 1872 AND
IS BURIED AT NAPLES
ObjProdDate1872–1879
ObjectHistoryNote“In memory of Betsey, wife of Charles HEAD, who d. 15 May 1868 aged 67 yrs. Also of Charles HEAD who d. 11 Dec. 1868 aged 74 yrs. Also of Mary, wife of J.O.HEAD, buried at Naples 14 May 1872 aged 40 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/15]
DimensionsH 100? | W 900?
CurrentLocNotefixed | middle east window
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 4
ReferenceCND: CNW6
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

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OtherNumberCB-15 | N1
TitleCharles & Betsey Head Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work St Peter holds up his emblem, two keys, in his right hand. St Peter was granted the keys of Heaven by Christ (Matt. 16:18–19). One gold and one silver key symbolize respectively the gates of heaven and hell, thus the power to give absolution or to excommunicate. Inscription on a scroll held in his left hand across the body:
☩ CREDO IN DEUM PATR[EM] OMNIPOTENTEM CREATOREM CŒLI ET TERRÆ [I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and Earth].
Below the figure: ☩ SANCTUS PETRUS ☩
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF CHARLES AND BETSEY HEAD OF HACKWOOD HEXHAM BY THEIR SON JOHN OSWALD HEAD 1872
ObjProdOrganisationStylistically almost certainly by Clayton & Bell of London.
ObjProdDatec1872
ObjectHistoryNoteThis and no. N2 [HEXAB1404.1] were made as a pair, to commemorate John Oswald Head’s wife and parents.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of Betsey, wife of Charles HEAD, who d. 15 May 1868 aged 67 yrs. Also of Charles HEAD who d. 11 Dec. 1868 aged 74 yrs. Also of Mary, wife of J.O.HEAD, buried at Naples 14 May 1872 aged 40 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 30/15]
Burial Register: 1043; Head, Betsey; Wife of Charles Head, Solicitor; 67; Hackwood House; 20 May 1868; H.C.Barker; C470;
1099; Head, Charles; Solicitor; 74; Hackwood House; 16 Dec 1868; H.C.Barker; C471.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5 (E)
ReferenceCND: CNW7
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

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OtherNumberCB-16 | E5
TitleWilliam and Margaret Kirsopp Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionBelow tabernacle work is St Wilfrid, wearing a mitre and carrying a cross. Inscription on a scroll over his head: “Sanctu’[s] Wilfridu’[s] Funda= =tor noster”. [Saint Wilfrid, Our Founder]. Below him are three angels each holding a mitre. Below the angels are three ecclesiastical heraldic arms:—
On the left the arms of the See of York: on a red field two silver keys with ornate handles are crossed in saltire below a gold crown.
In the centre the arms of the See of Ripon: on a silver field a red saltire cross with two gold keys below a red band with a silver Agnus Dei. The Agnus Dei or Lamb of God, the emblem of St John the Baptist; the lamb passant with a nimbus about its head, holding in an uplifted foot and supporting on the dexter shoulder a cross-shaft from which flies a pennon argent charged with a cross gules.
On the right the arms of the See of Chichester: on a blue field in gold our Blessed Lord in judgement seated on His throne crowned with a halo about His head, His right hand held out, in His left hand an orb, out of his mouth a red two-edged sword.
The wheat-sheaf at bottom right is part of the family coat of arms adopted as the trademark of the great 19th century stained glass maker C E Kempe. [CT-S in Hexham Abbey News 06/08/2017]
InscriptionAd Dei gloriam, et in piam memoriam
Gulielmi Kirsopp q natus est A.D.
mdcccxvii, et obiit A.D. mdccclxxix,
et Margaritæ uxoris ejus, hæc
fenestra dedicata est.
InscriptionLanguageLatin
InscriptionTranslationTo the glory of God, and in pious memory of
William Kirsopp who was born in AD
1817 and died in AD 1879,
and of Margaret his wife, this
window is dedicated.
ObjProdOrganisationC E Kempe & Co of London
ObjProdDate1899
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated by the Bishop of Newcastle on Friday, September 22nd, 1899, having been erected and unveiled, without notice, the previous month.
The Lord Bishop of Newcastle, after the Official Ceremony [laying the foundation stones] at the Institute, dedicated the new window erected by the members of the family of the late William Kirsopp. The dedication was observed at Choral Evensong, when a large congregation was present in the Abbey. [Hex. Parish Mag. Oct. 1899]
1996: It is presumably something of a happy accident that the chapel in which it is sited was created and dedicated to St Wilfrid nearly a century later [CT-S in Hexham Abbey News 06/08/2017]
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving remembrance of William KIRSOPP of the Leazes, Hexham who d. 11 Oct. 1879 aged 62 yrs. Also of Margaret, daughter of the above, and of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Apr. 1879 aged 24 yrs. Also of George their son who d. 2 June 1884 aged 31 yrs. Also of Margaret wife of the above William KIRSOPP who d. 8 Feb. 1897 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 28/3]
From burial register: 2342; Kirsopp, William; Solicitor; 62; High Leazes; 14 Oct 1879; H.C.Barker; B594;
4197; Kirsopp, Margaret; Widow; 69; Battle Hill House; 11 Feb 1897; H.C.Barker; B594.
CurrentLocationChancel/North Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW1

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TitleGreat East Window – Alexander, Bell, Ellis, Hyslop Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescription“St Andrew’s Call” and “History of Christianity at Hexham”
The six large lights are divided into nine figure panels, set in a ground of quarries painted in grisaille and decorated with a foliated design of early English character. The decorative scheme consists of deep coloured pictures relieved upon a white ground to which they are united by the lines of varied greens and browns made by stems and foliage; with here and there a brilliant note of red made by clusters of berries.
The tone of colour selected is low and rich rather than bright. The figures are about life-size; a scale which is not by any means too large to suit the architectural scale of the Abbey Church.
The three upper lights are devoted to The Calling of St Andrew, the great Missionary Apostle, and the patron of a church itself the result of missionary enterprise.
The three lower lights have Christ as the prominent Figure and show three episodes in the history of Hexham Abbey. These scenes, illustrative of the progress of Christianity at Hexham, lead up to three large figures of Christ.
InscriptionIn the bottom right corner of each of the three upper lights is H.T.BOSDET 1905
In the bottom right corner of the lower right light: THESE WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED & EXECUTED
BY H.T.BOSDET. OF INGLEWOOD STUDIO
GROVE PARK TERRACE CHISWICK, LONDON. 1905
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteAll six windows were dedicated on July 23rd 1905 by the Venerable Archdeacon Madden, Canon Savage’s predecessor at Barrow.
The three upper lights are in memory of William and Jane ELLIS, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
“In affectionate remembrance of William ELLIS who d. 5 Apr. 1882 aged 77 yrs. Also of Anne his wife who d. 20 Apr. 1888 aged 83 yrs. Also of their daughter Emma who d. 29 July 1920 in her 76th yr. Also of their only son Thomas who d. 13 Aug. 1920 in his 74th yr.” [Inscription at cemetery 22/4]
From burial register: 2636; Ellis, William; Painter & glazier; 77; Hall Stile Bank; 8 Apr 1882; H.C.Barker; A383;
3295; Ellis, Jane; Widow; 83; Hall Stile Bank; 23 Apr 1888; H.C.Barker; A383
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceDiocesan Faculty 18.12.1903. NRO ref.: 1875 no.236.
Faculty application 29 August 1904: To insert six stained-glass windows in the east wall. Faculty Regr. no.1, Faculty no.220, 29.8.1904. NRO EP.184/80. Hex. Parish Mag. Sep. 1904, p.66. Northumberland Record Office, Acc. NRO 3064; Ref. EP. 184/1–262.
1922. 17th day of March. … 2. To place on the East wall of the choir a tablet of brass in memory of William and Ann Ellis. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.791A. NRO EP.184/80. “No trace of the brass. The upper lights of the Great East Window are in memory of William and Jane Ellis.” [CND, 30.3.2003.]
1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: … 2. the Alexander Memorial Window, being the South light of the Great East Window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.35
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleGreat East Window – top-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the left is the calling of St Andrew and St Peter. The Saviour is dressed in a brilliant white robe, His brightness contrasted with the darkness above, typifying the coming of the Light. Inscription across the foot: “Follow Me” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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OtherNumberCB-17 | E6
TitleGreat East Window – top-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionIn the centre panel is St Andrew preaching (“The Word of God”). St Andrew is depicted as having landed in the course of his missionary wanderings upon one of the islands of the Greek Archipelago. He has gathered round him upon the beach, all sorts and conditions of men, to whom he is expounding the Message of his Master.
There is the figure of an angel at the head of the central light with the scroll: ‘Go ye (out) into all the world and preach the Gospel’ [Mark 16:15].
Inscription across the foot: “IN THE NAME OF CHRIST” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleGreat East Window – top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the right is the martyrdom of St Andrew. The saint kneels and blesses the Cross upon which he is to suffer. Inscription across the foot: “O Blessed Cross” and very small at bottom right: “H.T.BOSDET 1905”.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled by Mrs McComb in memory of William and Jane Ellis, erected by their son Thomas and his sisters Emma and Mrs Ann McComb.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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OtherNumberCB-17 | E2
TitleGreat East Window – bottom-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionOn the left hand He is portrayed as “I am the Light of the World” [John 8:12]; below this is a group of Romans represented as taking part in heathen sacrifices at the temple of Jupiter. We have several such altars as relics of the Roman occupation at Hexham. The priest stands in front of the picture and brandishes over the victim the sacrificial knife. The worshippers kneel before him. In the background a figure of Jupiter. A thunderstorm breaks over the scene and suggests the impending cataclysm which is to sweep away Roman idolatry. The idea is Christ the Light drawing the heathen to Himself. The text “And the idols He shall | utterly abolish” [Isa. 2:18] lends further to this idea.
InscriptionTo the GLORY OF GOD & In memory of her husband JOHN HYSLOP
& her son JOHN ANDREW HYSLOP erected by ANNE HYSLOP
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteErected by Mrs Ann Hyslop in memory of her husband John HYSLOP and their son Andrew
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving memory of John HYSLOP who d. at Hexham 23 Nov. 1899 aged 75 yrs. Also Ann his wife who d. 22 Nov. 1906 aged 77 yrs. Also John Andrew their son who d. at Hexham 17 Aug. 1904 aged 34 yrs. Also James HESLOP who d. at Hexham 25 Feb. 1878 aged 51 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 29/4]
From burial register: 4505; Hyslop, John; School master; 75; Battle Hill; 26 Nov 1899; F.J.Key; B524.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW2
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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OtherNumberCB-17 | E1
TitleGreat East Window – bottom-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe central window above the Holy Table [when that was against the east wall] represents the Christ as “I am The Bread of Life” [John 6:35]. Below is represented Queen Etheldreda, the Foundress of the Abbey, inspecting with St Wilfrid the plans of the Abbey she is building at Hexham. A kneeling page exhibits the plan which the architect is explaining; while, behind, Italian masons are working at the fabric on a scaffolding. The idea is, the building of the Church leading to Christ as the Living Bread and the Head of the Church. The inscription reads: Build ye the Sanctuary | of the LORD GOD [1 Chr. 22:19].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteTo the memory of George Hogarth BELL, erected by his widow Katharine and his brother Henry
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of Henry BELL who d. 20 Mar. 1875 aged 61 yrs. Margaret his wife who d. 3 Dec. 1892 aged 65 yrs. Hannah Clara, daughter of the above, d. 29 Apr. 1860 aged 4 mos. George Hogarth BELL their son d. 5 Jan. 1905 aged 47 yrs. Henry BELL their son d. 12 Oct. 1920 aged 64 yrs. Henry Hogarth BELL, Captain 4th N.F. son of George HOGARTH and Katharine BELL, killed in action in High Wood, France, 15 Sept. 1916 aged 20 yrs. Mary Margaret, daughter of Henry and Maragret BELL, who d. 7 Mar. 1931 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at Cemetery 23/10: see Find-A-Grave URL]
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW2
‘Hexham Cemetery’ pp.31–32.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk
See also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleGreat East Window – bottom-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe window on the right portrays the figure of Christ as “I am the Good Shepherd” [John 10:14]. Below, St Cuthbert, a Bishop of Hexham, is represented as confirming the young people of Northumbria; of whom a biographer writes over 1,200 years ago: “St Cuthbert used to go round in his Diocese bountifully distributing counsels of salvation, as well as laying his hands on the newly baptized that they might receive the grace of the Holy Spirit.” A thane kneels before the Saint and his followers gather round for the Laying on of Hands. The idea is that of good Shepherding the young by the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese. The inscription reads: “Exhorted the Brethren | and confirmed them” [Acts 15:32].
InscriptionTHESE WINDOWS WERE DESIGNED & EXECUTED
BY H.T.BOSDET. OF INGLEWOOD STUDIO
GROVE PARK TERRACE CHISWICK, LONDON. 1905
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1905
ObjectHistoryNoteIn memory of William and Elizabeth ALEXANDER and their daughter Dorothy, the window was erected by their sons Joseph, William, and Uttrick, and their daughter Mrs Jane Elizabeth Jameson
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“William ALEXANDER 1812–1883, Elizabeth ALEXANDER 1813–1902, William ALEXANDER 1842–1914, Annie Mary ALEXANDER 1849–1892. John Henry ALEXANDER 1856–1856, Dorothy ALEXANDER 1847–1903, William ALEXANDER 1889–1897, Lizzie Alexander SMILLIE 1869–1960” [Inscription at cemetery 25/3]
“To the dear memory of Utrick ALEXANDER, beloved husband of Elizabeth J. ALEXANDER b. at Hexham 6 Oct. 1851, d. 3 June 1912 and of Elizabeth Jackson ALEXANDER his wife b. 30 Aug. 1870, d. 13 Jan. 1955 The burial place of Utrick and Elizabeth J. ALEXANDER of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.” [Inscription at cemetery 26/1]
From burial register: 2738; Alexander, William; Watchmaker & jeweller; 71; Fore Street; 11 Feb 1883; J.M.Russell; B355
4848; Alexander, Elizabeth; Widow; 89; Temperley Place; 1 Dec 1902; E.Sidney Savage; B355
3776; Alexander, Annie Mary; Wife of William Alexander; 41; Eastburn; 12 Aug 1892; J.M.Russell; B356
4917; Alexander, Dorothy Spinster; 56; Hencotes; 6 Jun 1903; E.Sidney Savage; B355
4216; Alexander, William; Son of Wm.Alexander; 7; Doncaster; 7 Apr 1897; Geo.Robinson; B356.
CurrentLocationChancel/East Wall
Reference1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: … 2. the Alexander Memorial Window, being the South light of the Great East Window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleDean Farrar Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescription“The Very Rev’d F.W.Farrar, Dean of Canterbury”
The central figure of the window is an excellent likeness of the late Dean in a sitting posture holding a bible and wearing coronation robes, in rich colouring, surrounded with tabernacle work. Inscription in a panel below the figure: “Keep innocency and do the thing that is right | for that shall bring a man peace at the last” (Ps. 37:38 Coverdale, BCP Day 7 Evening Prayer)
InscriptionTo the Glory of God and in loving memory of
FREDERIC WILLIAM FARRAR, D.D.
Dean of Canterbury. Chaplain to the King.
Born mdcccxxxi Died mcmiii.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1906
ObjectHistoryNote“Rector & Mrs Savage had inspected the East End Memorial Windows at Mr Bosdet’s Studio.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Feb.1905 p.13]
Unveiled Sunday, May 6th. 1906 by Mrs Farrar, his widow. The window was erected by the Rector, the Revd Edwin Sidney Savage, and his wife Sybil, the Dean’s daughter.
The text selected was a favourite motto which the Dean, as a former great headmaster and as an ardent lover and inspirer of boys, used lovingly to impress on his boy companions and boy listeners. Frederick William Farrar, Dean of Canterbury, was the author of ‘Eric, Or Little By Little’ and ‘St Winifred’s’. He was grandfather, on the maternal side, of Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, Lord Montgomery of Alamein.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/East Wall
ReferenceCND: CEW3
1905. 31st day of July. 1. … To erect a stained glass window at the East end of the South Choir Aisle in memory of Farrar, by Bosdet. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.257. NRO EP.184/80.
The Faculty Application 31 July 1905 (Diocesan, no.257, 15.7.1905) says “cost born by donors”. It gives Bosdet as at Inglewood Studio, Chiswick, and has a cartoon in colour of the design.

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OtherNumberCB-19 | S2
TitleMargaret Bell Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA Nativity window with Mary wearing her traditional colours: a blue cloak, symbolic of heaven and a reminder of her role as Queen of Heaven, and a red habit. Mary is always on the right of Jesus. Four scenes one above the other, from the bottom:
1. The Annunciation, with Mary and the angel, and an open book; a dove descending towards Mary’s womb represents the Annunciation; a vase of lilies, the emblem of Mary, which represent purity and virtue and indicate her perpetual virginity.
On a scroll the inscription: ☩AVE MARIA GRATIA PLENA [Hail Mary full of grace].
2. The Nativity, with Jesus in the manger, Mary and Joseph, two shepherds, cattle in the stable, the guiding star, two doves which symbolize love and constancy.
3. The Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
4. Jesus with his parents going to Jerusalem, which is in the background.
In a panel at the top are the initials D & M each side of a larger B.
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the foot:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY JAMES DONALDSON BELL IN AFFECTIONATE REMEMBRANCE OF HIS WIFE MARGARET–WHO DIED
17th MARCH 1842 AGED 48 YEARS ALSO OF THEIR SON JOHN DONALDSON WHO DIED 7th AVGVST 1840 AGED 24 YEARS
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjProdDatec1847
ObjectHistoryNote1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In affectionate remembrance of James Donaldson BELL who d. 2 Apr. 1872 aged 89 yrs. Also of Margaret his wife who d. 17 Mar. 1842 aged 48 yrs. interred in the Abbey Churchyard. Also Jane their daughter who d. 30 Apr. 1888 aged 74 yrs. relict of the late George SCOTT who is interred in the Abbey Churchyard.” [Inscription at cemetery 27/27]
From burial register: 1448; Bell, James Donaldson; Gentleman; 89; Hexham; 6 Apr 1872; H.C.Barker; B292;
3299; Scott, Jane; Widow; 74; Priestpopple House; 3 May 1888; H.C.Barker; B290.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 4
ReferenceCND: CSW8

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1012
OtherNumberCB-20 | S3
TitleJane Jefferson & Isabella Carr Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionFour medallions set one above the other on a foliated grisaille ground. From the bottom:
1. The raising of Lazarus.
2. The Crucifixion, with the inscription INRI, [Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews]; the sun and the moon represent the darkness that fell over the land from midday until three in the afternoon.
3. The Resurrection.
4. Two angels with very colourful wings playing harps.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription☩IN MEMORIAM OF JANE – WIDOW OF THE LATE PHILIP JEFFERSON
AND ISABELLA – DAVGHTERS OF THE LATE MARK WILLIAM CARR☩
InscriptionInterpretationMark William Carr (1762–1833) father of Jane (1797–1861) and Isabella (1795–1864), was the grandfather of Mark William Carr (1833–1871) commemorated in the nearby brass plaque [HEXAB1012].
InscriptionDescriptionThe style of the lettering in the inscription at the foot is identical to that in the adjacent Margaret Bell Memorial Window.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead
ObjProdDatec1864
ObjectHistoryNote1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“Sacred to the memory of Jane, widow of Philip JEFFERSON surgeon, Hexham, and daughter of the late Mark William CARR, d. 22 June 1861 aged 70 yrs. Also Isabella CARR, 3rd. daughter of Mark William CARR, who d. 3 July 1864 aged 69 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 30/55]
From burial register: 238; Jefferson, Jane; Widow; 70; Hexham; 26 Jun 1861; R.Towers; C579;
604; Carr, Isabella; Spinster; 69; Hexham; 6 Jul 1864; J.Hudson; C578.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceCND: CSW6

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1401.1
OtherNumberCB-21 | S4
TitleJohn Taylor Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe Good Samaritan. A man fell among thieves, which wounded him leaving him half dead. A certain priest saw him and passed by on the other side, and likewise a Levite, but a certain Samaritan had compassion on him and took care of him. [Luke 10:30].
There are a stylized tree above and flowers below; a building is on the right in the distant background.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF JOHN TAYLOR OF HEXHAM SOLICITOR WHO DIED 27th DEC:1855 AGED 57 YEARS
ALSO OF HIS SISTERS MARGARET & HARRIET TAYLOR OF CARTMEL LANCASHIRE☩☩☩☩☩☩☩☩☩
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by George Joseph Baguley (1834–1915) of Newcastle
ObjProdDatec1855
ObjectHistoryNoteThe blue sky of streaky hand-made glass inserted by Elders Walker about 1960 was manufactured by Hartley Wood & Co, Monkwearmouth; see also no. N5 [HEXAB1401.1].
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
Inscription on gravestone “removed from” Abbey graveyard: “131. John Taylor 27.12.1855 age 58”.
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 2
ReferenceCND: CSW4

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1041
OtherNumberCB-22 | S5
TitleJohn Oswald Head Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSt Andrew carrying a saltire cross, in the 15th-century style. Three letters ‘A’ above his head are crowned and set on a background of blue thistles. He is surrounded by tabernacle work in which are six of the seven canonized Saxon bishops of Hexham all standing on brackets under Gothic canopies: (clockwise) St John of Beverley, St Acca, St Fredbert, St Wilfred [sic], St Eata, St Alcmund.
Inscription in the bottom right corner: ATKINSON BROS NEWCASTLE
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the foot:
InscriptionTo the Memory of John Oswald Head, who died
28th July, 1914, aged 85 years. This window is
erected by his loving wife Dorothy Head.
ObjProdOrganisationMessrs Atkinson Brothers, 49 New Bridge Street, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.
ObjProdDate1920
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1920
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In loving memory of John Oswald HEAD of Hackwood who d. 28 July 1914 aged 85 yrs. Also Dorothy his wife who d. 20 Apr. 1925 aged 80 yrs. Also of Reginald, son of John Oswald and Dorothy HEAD, Captain 1st Border Regt. killed in action at the Dardanelles 30 Apr 1915 aged 29 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 30/14]
CurrentLocationChancel/South Aisle/South Wall/Bay 1 (W)
ReferenceCND: CSW1
1919. 10th day of November. To fill with stained glass the window in South aisle of Choir nearest to the South Transept in memory of the late John Oswald Head. Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.640. NRO EP.184/80.
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.38.

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OtherNumberCB-6
TitleGreat North Window – Bentham and Eleanor Hall Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe three lower lancets are devoted to the twelve Apostles; each figure of the saints is represented as bearing something characteristic of his character, history or martyrdom, each in a geometrical shape, the spandrels and spaces between being filled with Early English ornamental work on a ruby ground, and a surrounding border in harmony with the window above. The subjects were chosen by Canon Barker (the Rector).
Memorial Inscriptions: Across the bottom of the lower lights:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD☩ | AND IN MEMORY OF BENTHAM HALL | AND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE A:D 1873.
ObjProdPersondesigned by William Bell Scott. | drawn by Francis Oliphant
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled 1873.
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

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OtherNumberCB-6 | NC13
TitleGreat North Window, top-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionWest (left-hand), from the bottom upwards: ‘Andrew brings Peter to Jesus’ (John 1:41–42); ‘Call of Andrew and Peter’ (Matt. 4:18–19); ‘Feeding the multitude’ (John 6:5–13). At the top is an angel with a harp.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

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OtherNumberCB-6 | NC12
TitleGreat North Window, top-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: ‘The Transfiguration’ (Matt. 17:1–5) [on the left ‘☩ELIAS☩’, on the right the ten commandments]; ‘Incredulity of Thomas’ (John 20:24–28); ‘Commission to the Apostles’ (Matt. 28:16–20); ‘Pentecost’ (Acts 2:1–3). The dove hovering at the top, radiating beams of light to each of the Apostles, represents the Descent of the Holy Ghost.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

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OtherNumberCB-6 | NC11
TitleGreat North Window, top-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEast (right-hand), from the bottom upwards: ‘The Martyrdom of St James’ (Acts 12:1–2); ‘Peter delivered from Prison’ (Acts 12:3–11); ‘The Vision of St John’ (Rev. 1:12–16). At the top, as in the western lancet, is an angel with a harp.
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

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OtherNumberCB-6 | N12
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionWest (left-hand), from the bottom upwards: ☩S: MAT…S ‘St Matthias’ [a halberd]; ☩SANC SIMON ‘St Simon’ [a saw]; ☩SANCT …PPVS ‘St Philip’ [a long cross]; ☩S. JACOBVS Maj ‘St James the Great’ [a pilgrim’s staff and bag].
Inscription across the bottom:
Inscription☩TO THE GLORY OF GOD☩
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall

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OtherNumberCB-6 | N11
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionCentre, from the bottom upwards: ☩SANC ….DÆVS ‘St Jude’ [alias St Thaddeus – an axe]; ☩SANC .HO.AS ‘St Thomas’ [a spear]; ☩SANCT PETRVS ‘St Peter’ [a fishing boat]; and at the top ☩SANC ANDREAS ‘St Andrew, the patron saint of Hexham Abbey’ [in the dominant central position – a saltire cross].
Inscription across the bottom:
InscriptionAND IN MEMORY OF BENTHAM HALL
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

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OtherNumberCB-6 | N10
TitleGreat North Window, bottom-right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEast (right-hand), from the bottom upwards: ☩SANCT …TTHÆVS ‘St Matthew’ [a sword]; ☩S: JAC… MINOR ‘St James the Less’ [a fuller’s club]; ☩S: BART…LOMÆVS ‘St Bartholomew’ [a curved flaying-knife]; and ☩SANC IOANNES ‘St John’ [a quill pen and an eagle].
Inscription across the bottom:
InscriptionAND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE A:D 1873
ObjProdPersondrawn by Francis Oliphant | designed by William Bell Scott.
ObjProdOrganisationmade by Wailes Son & Strang of Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNote1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762.]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1051 | HEXAB188
TitleBrass for Great North Window
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionInscription on a brass plate, fixed on the plinth of the arcade, immediately beneath the central light of the Great North Window
Inscription
☩THESE SIX WINDOWS WERE PRESENTED IN LOVING MEMORY OF THEIR PARENTS
BY THE CHILDREN OF BENTHAM HALL AND ELEANOR ANN HIS WIFE – A:D:1873
BENTHAM HALL BORN 7TH AVGVST 1775 DIED 8TH OCTOBER 1859
ELEANOR ANN – DAVGHTER OF THE LATE IOHN COOKE OF THIS TOWN –
BORN 10TH OCTOBER 1792 DIED 8TH FEBRVARY 1868
ObjProdDate1873
ObjectHistoryNoteBentham Hall carved Queen Victoria’s seat [HEXAB188] now in the S Transept
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW1

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1423.1 | HEXAB1422.1
OtherNumberCB-7 | N9
TitleElizabeth Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA Resurrection scene in a vesica-shaped medallion is set on a geometrized grisaille. Jesus is rising from the tomb, with an angel and an onlooker (Mary of Magdala?) at the entrance, and a guard lying on the ground.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
Inscription
☩ IN HONOR OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH DEAN
THE BELOVED WIFE OF JOSEPH FAIRLESS WHO DIED SEPt.23.1847
☩ & OF JOSEPH & MARY THEIR CHILDREN, WHO DIED IN YOVTH.
ObjProdPersonStylistically almost certainly by William Wailes of Gateshead.
ObjProdDatec1847
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled almost certainly late 1840s. The oldest stained-glass window in the Abbey.
Originally installed in the east wall of the north transept, and moved to the north wall in 1879 to allow the installation of three new windows in the east wall.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: North Wall
ReferenceCND: NTNW2

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-8 | N8
TitleThomas Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThis window shows two figures: That above is ‘SAINT PAUL’ (the names are written on scrolls behind the heads), with a sword and a book.
Below, dressed in gold, is ‘MARY MAGDALENE’ with a pot of ointment.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Thomas Kerr)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall north window. Thomas Kerr Fairless d. 1853 aged 27
InscriptionTHOMAS∶KERR∶FAIRLESS died A·D·1853, aged 27.
ObjProdDatec1879
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, at foot of N window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 3: St Christopher’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW3

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-9 | N7
TitleJoseph Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwo figures: That above is CHRIST, ‘Alpha – Α’ and ‘Omega – Ω’, holding a chalice and loaves. “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end.” [Rev. 21:6]
Below is ‘MARY’, the Blessed Virgin, mother of Jesus, dressed in blue, holding lilies.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Joseph)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall middle window Joseph Fairless d. 1873 aged 84
InscriptionJOSEPH∶FAIRLESS, died A·D·1873, aged 84.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNote“Peace perfect peace”. Joseph FAIRLESS b. 5 Dec. 1789, d. 15 Apr. 1873. [Inscription at Cemetery 30/24: see URL]
From burial register: 1543; Fairless, Joseph; Gentleman; 84; Hexham; 18 Apr 1873; H.C.Barker; C520.
“Joseph Fairless (1789–1873): a painter and decorator, a guardian of the town’s poor house, governor of Hexham Grammar School, etc. His real claim to fame was as a numismatist; he played a major role in dating and deciphering the inscriptions on the 8,000 Saxon stycas, copper coins that were the currency of 9th century Northumbria, found by a gravedigger in 1832.” [Every headstone has a story to tell HEXAB9471.1]
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, at base of middle window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: Lady Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW8
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.35.
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1420 | HEXAB2103
OtherNumberCB-10 | N6
TitleElizabeth Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwo figures: That above is ‘S PETER’, he is holding one key in his right hand and a book in his left.
Below is ‘AN…’ (Saint Anne). A female figure in a green garment with the palm of martyrdom.
Memorial Inscription on a brass below the window:
ObjProdOrganisationJohn Hardman and Co. of Birmingham.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled January 1880.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleOne of Four Fairless Brasses (Elizabeth)
ObjectNamebrass | metalwork
Materialbrass
BriefDescriptionBrass for E wall south window Elizabeth Fairless d. 1847 aged 48
InscriptionELIZABETH∶FAIRLESS, died A·D·1847, aged 48.
ObjProdDatec1879
ObjectProductionPeriodWindow unveiled January 1880
DimensionsH 50 | W 460 approx.
CurrentLocNotefixed | E wall, below S window
CurrentLocationNorth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1: War Memorial Chapel
ReferenceCND: NTEW12

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AssocObjNumberHEXAB1002
OtherNumberCB-23 | S6
TitleCanon Barker Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextthe Barker memorial window of 1903 is by Henry Holiday
BriefDescriptionFive Mothers bringing eight children to be blessed by Jesus. Above them an angel bears a scroll with the inscription: “SUFFER [THE] LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME UNTO ME & FORBID THEM NOT”.
The inscription across the foot of the window completes the text from Luke 18:16 “[FOR] OF SUCH IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN”
Memorial Inscription: On a bronze plaque mounted on the wall below [HEXAB1002]
ObjProdPersonHenry Holiday (1837–1927).
ObjProdDate1903
ObjectHistoryNote“Mr T Ellis proposed that permission be given to the placing of proposed memorials window & brass tablet to the late Canon Barker in the Aisle of the South Transept of the Church which was unanimously agreed to.” [Churchwardens Minutes 09/11/1903]
This window was placed in position by Mr T Ellis, painter. [Hex. Herald, 10.1.1904] Ellis was one of the churchwardens who signed the Faculty Petition 5th December 1903.
Dedicated Sunday, January 10th 1904 by the Bishop of Newcastle
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 1
ReferenceFaculty. To fill the north window of the Aisle of the South Transept with painted glass and to affix to the Wall near the same Window a brass or bronze tablet or plate referring thereto and bearing the following inscription … Faculty Regr. no.1. Faculty no.236, 31.12.1903. Diocesan ref. 220, 18.12.2003. Northumberland Record Office 3064 EP 184/80.

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TitleLt.-Col. John Nicholson Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSet inside tabernacle work in the Decorated style. On the left a man in front of a well offers someone a drink from a pitcher; to the right another man holds a bowl in readiness; lilies of the valley below the left figure represent purity. Is it Jacob’s Well, or based on the text in John 4:13 (Jesus left Judæa and set out once more for Galilee. He had to pass through Samaria, and on his way came to a Samaritan town called Sychar near […] the spring called Jacob’s well. […] Meanwhile a Samaritan woman came to draw water. Jesus said to her, ‘Give me a drink.’ The Samaritan woman said, ‘What! You, a Jew, ask a drink of me, a Samaritan woman?’ Jesus answered her, ‘If only you knew what God gives, […] you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.’ ‘Sir,’ the woman said, ‘you have no bucket and this well is deep. How can you give me “living water”?’ […] Jesus said, ‘Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water that I shall give him will never suffer thirst anymore.’ […] ‘Sir,’ said the woman, ‘give me that water, and then I shall not be thirsty, nor have to come all this way to draw.)
Inscription in the bottom right corner: MAYER & CO | MUNICH | LONDON
Unlike the other windows in the abbey the subject matter has long been a matter of speculation. It now seems the most likely interpretation is that it represents one of the Seven Corporal Acts of Mercy—
giving water to the thirsty (Matt. 25:35). There is a very similar window in St James’ Cathedral, Toronto by the same maker and made at the same time.
Memorial Inscription across the foot:
InscriptionIN MEMORY OF JOHN NICHOLSON
BORN 1st OCT 1819. DIED 3rd JVNE 1887
ObjProdOrganisationMayer & Co of Munich and London
ObjProdDate1887?
ObjectHistoryNoteUnveiled in or after 1887.
1997: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in September 1997 [Rolling Faculty dated 23 April 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
“In memory of William Soulsby, son of John and Hannah NICHOLSON of Halliwell Dene, who d. 8 Sept. 1862 aged 2 days. Also of Henry Soulsby b.17 Apr. d. 9 Sept. 1865. Also of the above John NICHOLSON b. 1 Oct. 1819 d. 3 June 1887. Hugh, fourth son of the above, b. 11 Jan 1870, d. 16 Dec. 1889 and of the above Hannah NICHOLSON who d. at 3 Woodside, Hexham, 24 Oct. 1929 aged 94 yrs. …” [Inscription at cemetery 28/5]
From burial register: 389; Nicholson, William Soulsby; Son of John Nicholson, Surgeon; 2dy; Halliwell Dene; 8 Sep 1862; J.Hudson; B547;
739; Nicholson, Henry Soulsby; Son of John Nicholson, Surgeon; 5mo; Halliwell Dene; 11 Sep 1865; J.Hudson; B547;
3195; Nicholson, John; Gentleman; 67; Halliwell Dene; 7 Jun 1887; H.C.Barker; B548;
3472; Nicholson, Hugh; Engineer; 19; Halliwell Dene; 19 Dec 1889; B.Binks; B549.
NotesNo known relationship to John Nicholson (organist & choirmaster from 1865 to 1881) commemorated in brass plate HEXAB2110.
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/East Aisle/Bay 2: St Etheldreda’s Chapel
ReferenceCND: STEW7, Stall-plate 2 [HEXAB2110]
‘Hexham Cemetery’ p.44.

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OtherNumberCB-25
TitleNew Tyrrell Bequest Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe window reflects upon the theme of hospitality, at the centre of which is the chalice and bread of communion. When viewing the design as a whole, the separate lancets are relative to one another, mainly by the continuation of colour across the three openings. There are also three circle shapes that run through all three windows at roughly the same height. This is a play on the idea of unity and the drawing together in hospitality of the Trinity.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis of Lythe, near Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjProdDate2012
ObjectHistoryNoteFunded by the generous bequest of Geoffrey and Marjorie Tyrrell (died 2010).
Installed October 2012 [HEXAB9028]. Dedicated by Bishop Frank White during 10am service on Sunday 2nd December 2012 [HEXAB9085].
“A new £60,000 stained glass window has been dedicated at Hexham Abbey in Northumberland. The window is the legacy of a couple – Geoffrey and Marjorie Tyrrell – who lived in the town and who died in 2010. It’s the first new stained glass at the Abbey since 1972 and is the work of North Yorkshire artist Alan Davis.” [ITV REPORT, 2 December 2012 at 5:42pm]
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper
URLSee also: www.thejournal.co.uk

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TitleTyrrell Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe theme of the left hand lancet is spiritual help. God’s helping hand reaches down from the cosmos to engage with hands reaching up. This imagery is interwoven with other aspects of Christian symbolism: a tree, the cross and the river of life. The tree of life is echoed in the tree of the cross and the hand of God reaching down to touch the cross also representing the death of Jesus. Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit” (Luke 23:46) – the ultimate act of hospitality is seen in the uniting of the Father and the Son in God’s house.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3428 | W 804
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

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TitleTyrrell Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe central lancet is themed around hospitality and the early Church. The breaking of bread and sharing of wine was and is at the heart of Christian identity. The central section of the design contains imagery of a chalice and wheat. The triquetra symbol, formed from three interwoven circles representing eternity, unity and the Trinity, is an ancient symbol seen on the Frith Stool in the Abbey. A smaller chalice just below the large one is a reference to the Hexham pre-conquest chalice used by our forebears on their missionary travels. In the lower section is a seed symbolizing birth, new life and growth. The Kingdom of Heaven is like a mustard seed…the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it becomes a tree (Matt. 13:31–32). The final image in this central section towards the apex is a bird form (dove) above seven tongues of flame symbolizing the coming of the Holy Spirit. This is relating to Pentecost, the spirit empowering the disciples to preach to and unite people from different nations.
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 4544 | W 806
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

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OtherNumberCB-25 | SC13
TitleTyrrell Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionLinking the second and third lancets is a welcoming light, or light at a window, represented by the white rectangular shape. The love of the stranger is a particular attribute of Christian thinking: ‘Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it’ (Heb. 13:1–2). This theme is portrayed with vague semi-abstract figures in various poses of welcome or receptivity seen to be slowly changing as they rise to the upper section of the window into a winged form (angel). The (2012) Rector’s daughter Olivia was the model for one figure, thus continuing a tradition started over 100 years ago in the Baptistery window of the then Rector’s daughter being included. Symbolically the angel figure is suspended in the ‘light’ or the ‘window’; a door shape is seen at the base of the lancet which has many symbolic interpretations: ‘I am the door. Whoever enters by me will be saved’ (John 10:9).
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis
ObjProdDate2012
DimensionsSight-line: H 3794 | W 924
CurrentLocationSouth Transept/South Wall upper

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OtherNumberCB-5 | N16
TitleCanon Savage Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionPerhaps the least satisfactory window in the Abbey, having that dark, greenish tinge all too common in Victorian glass. Some of the colours seem rather odd as well, a pinkish halo and the very blue armour.
The window commemorates the rebuilding of the nave. The three-light window represents incidents connected with the life of St Etheldreda. Each light has tabernacle work above in the 15th-century style.
1. Her marriage to Ecgfrid. It incorporates three small pieces of Roman glass from Corbridge: the largest is a white buckle on the the shoulder of King Ecgfrid, the second is a small yellow piece on the belt holding the scabbard, near the King’s forearm, the smallest piece resembles a brooch on the breast of the Queen.
2. Renouncing her crown and taking the veil and habit from Bishop Wilfrid to become a nun at Coldingham under her aunt Ebbe.
3. Her miraculous appearance to one of her followers in prison after her death.
Memorial Inscription across the bottom of the three lights:
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL | RECOGNITION OF HIS CHURCH AT HEXHAM | FROM 674 TO 1909 E.SIDNEY SAVAGE RECTOR
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdOrganisationDavidson and Walker of Newcastle
ObjProdDate1909
ObjectHistoryNoteCanon Edwin Sidney Savage pioneered the rebuilding of the Abbey’s Nave in 1908. He was Rector here during the Great War which was to have a huge impact on his life.
Alex. Walker (fl. 1896–1929) was a freelance Art-Nouveau designer based in Glasgow. The Davidson and Walker is unique in being fully signed by Alex Walker, of Glasgow (but the window was made in Newcastle). A sketch [HEXAB3202], presumably by Alex Walker, shows more figures and more detail than the finished version.
Unveiled Christmas Sunday, 26th December 1909 by the Bishop of Newcastle.
Smashed during a break-in discovered 7th August 1971. “c) Building Committee Report (i) The Rector reported the ‘Savage’ window was now repaired. Mr Mason … suggested we consider fitting wire guards. – Mr Knell commented that guards case damage to the stonework but nevertheless have much to commend them. The recent window cost over £200 to repair. Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
The window is one of five at Hexham of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995. The grounds of selection were artistic and technical, including, in some cases, the materials themselves.
1996: The window N16 (was no. W.28), was protected with Lexan 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)
ReferenceCND: NNW3
1909, 21 July. 2) To fill the three light window in the East end of the Nave Aisle with stained glass. Faculty application. NRO Faculty Book No. 1, no.356 and NRO EP.184/80.
EP 184/128 (1940) Notes and photocopy of drawing of the Savage Window. Also notes re Window, 1968.

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TitleCanon Savage Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionSeven angels, four of them are playing musical instruments.
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

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TitleCanon Savage Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda’s marriage in 660 to Ecgfrid, the 15-year-old King of Northumbria. It incorporates 3 small pieces of Roman glass : The largest is a white buckle on the the shoulder of King Ecgfrid; the second is a small yellow piece on the belt holding the scabbard, near the King’s forearm; the smallest piece resembles a brooch on the breast of the Queen.
InscriptionTO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

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TitleCanon Savage Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda renouncing her crown and taking the veil and habit from Bishop Wilfrid in 672 to become a nun at Coldingham under her aunt Ebbe.
InscriptionRECOGNITION OF HIS CHURCH AT HEXHAM
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)

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TitleCanon Savage Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionEtheldreda’s miraculous appearance to one of her followers in prison after her death.
Inscriptions at the bottom:
in the left corner: DESIGNED AND DRAWN BY ALEX WALKER
EXECUTED BY THOS DAVIDSON 1909
in the right corner: DAVIDSON & WALKER OF NEWCASTLE ON TYNE 1909
InscriptionFROM 674 TO 1909, E.SIDNEY SAVAGE RECTOR
ObjProdPersonAlex Walker | Thos Davidson
ObjProdDate1909
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 1 (East)
ReferenceCND: NNW3

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OtherNumberCB-3 | N18
TitleRoyal Air Force Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA three-light window filled with flowing tracery. The motto of the Royal Air Force, Per Ardua ad Astra, meaning “through difficulties to the stars” supplied the basis for the design. It resulted in long rising lines leading to the stars which form the image of a sword, which symbolizes the military aspect of the Service; the vapour trail sweeping across the sky; the sweeping lines of movement blending with the shape of an aeroplane; the familiar circular symbols on the wings; superimposed are the three heraldic devices of the RAF (with the RFC), the RAF Association, and the citizens of Hexham.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott (d.1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1965
ObjectHistoryNoteCommissioned by The Royal Air Forces Association as a War Memorial for 1914–1918 and 1939–1945 to commemorate the contribution of local people to the achievement of the Flying Services in the defence of this country in two great wars, and the maintenance of peace. Frederick Ord signed the cheques; he and his wife Norah had helped to raise money.
Unveiled by Lord Allendale and dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Newcastle at the Battle of Britain Service, 11 a.m. 19th September 1965.
“Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no.4762, granted 26 Jan 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3
ReferenceFaculty application, Faculty Regr. no.3; Faculty no.2390, 6 January 1965, Northumberland Record Office 3064; Ref. EP. 184/80.
EP 184/142 (1965) Correspondence and photographs re the R.A.F. window.
Abbey Chronicle no.250 Jul.1979 p.1

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TitleRAF Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionShining stars
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

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TitleRAF Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA). RAF roundel at head of light.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

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TitleRAF Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Air Force which is blazoned: “In front of a circle inscribed with the motto Per Ardua Ad Astra and ensigned by the Imperial Crown an eagle volant and affronty Head lowered and to the sinister.”
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE OF HEXHAM
AND DISTRICT WHO SERVED WITH THE
ROYAL FLYING CORPS
AND ROYAL AIR FORCE
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

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TitleRAF Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe arms of Hexham. RAF roundel at head of light.
Arms: Vert a saltire argent between in chief an ancient crown in base a mitre and in fesse two garbs or a chief wavy barry wavy of six azure and of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a fleshing knife and a beam knife in saltire proper the upper handles joined by chain or pendant therefrom a fleece gold banded vert.
The crest is set on an esquire’s helm; mantling is of green and silver, a torse or wreath is of green and silver alternately.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1965
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 3

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OtherNumberCB-4 | N20
TitleRoyal British Legion Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionA three-light window, each lancet 595 × 2600 mm, and nine pieces of flowing tracery above. Each lancet is supported by seven 9 mm saddle bars and is in three sections with Gothic-shaped head. This and the adjacent RAF window were both affected by two basic design requirements: (1) there should be as little sacrifice of daylight as possible, which meant that a large proportion of colourless or pale glass (mostly fairly transparent) had to be used; and (2) because of this transparency, the iron bars on the outside, (which had to be retained) would be clearly visible, and the design of the window had to be so arranged that it was enhanced rather than marred by the bars. It commemorates the granting of the title “Royal” to the former British Legion. The patriotic sentiment which is the basis of that organization provides the theme of the design. Viewed from a distance the pattern of the Union Flag may be discerned, covering the three main lights, but so loosely constructed that it is hardly noticed at close range. The whole window has an abstract background design of the red crosses on white background and white cross against a blue background.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott (d. 1998) of Reed Millican, Newcastle.
ObjProdDate1972
ObjectHistoryNote“British Legion. The Rector reported that Squadron Ldr Price had asked that a British Legion window be fitted in the Abbey, as a memorial representing all Services. On the understanding that the window be placed in the North Aisle, of the same type of glass as the RAF window which resulted in no loss of light, Mr Thompson moved & Mr Dotchin seconded that we accept the proposal in principle, subject to approval of design and associated matters. – Agreed. – Mr Dotchin commented that payment of the Fees for the Faculty, to be met by the British Legion.” [PCC Min. 11/8/1970 pp.9–10]
Unveiled at a Remembrance Day Service on Sunday November 12th 1972 at 11.15 a.m. by Viscount Allendale and dedicated by the Rt. Revd J A Ramsbotham, Assistant Bishop of Newcastle.
Broken twice in 1991. Desecrated by vandals twice in 1993. Broken again in 1995.
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5
ReferenceThe Faculty Application of 4 February 1972, Faculty Regr. no.3; Faculty no.3562, at Newcastle Record Office, ref. 184/80, is accompanied by a cartoon of the design.
1996, 21 May. To repair the Royal British Legion window. Faculty Regr. no.4. Faculty no.4799.

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TitleRoyal British Legion Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe crosses of St George [top], St Patrick [left] and St Andrew [right]
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

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TitleRoyal British Legion Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Royal Navy, on a blue field in a wreath a silver anchor erect cabled ensigned by a royal crown; below it that of the Royal Air Force, a volant eagle within a circlet ensigned by a royal crown.
The date 1921 is in a panel at the bottom right.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

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TitleRoyal British Legion Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionAt the top, the Arms of Northumberland County Council – paly [vertical lines] of eight or and gules [for Bernicia]; crest – on a castle a lion passant tail extended (for Percy, Duke of Northumberland); supporters – two lions rampant (for Deira); in the middle, the new heraldic badge of The Royal British Legion: On a red field a lion’s face affronté incorporating the crown of St Edward (the Confessor); at the bottom, the civic arms granted to Hexham Urban District Council on 31st. August 1953.
Hexham UDC Arms: Vert a saltire argent between in chief an ancient crown in base a mitre and in fesse two garbs or a chief wavy barry wavy of six azure and of the second.
Crest: On a wreath of the colours a fleshing knife and a beam knife in saltire proper the upper handles joined by chain or pendant therefrom a fleece gold banded vert.
The crest is set on an esquire’s helm; mantling is of green and silver, a torse or wreath is of green and silver alternately.
Memorial Inscription in a panel at the bottom:
Inscription
TO THE GLORY OF GOD
TO COMMEMORATE THE
FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
InscriptionDescriptionThe dates 1921 and 1971 are in panels at the bottom of the left and right lights respectively.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

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TitleRoyal British Legion Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe badge of the Armed Forces, a lion statant guardant above a royal crown with crossed swords behind; below it that of the Royal Merchant Navy, on a red field in a wreath a silver anchor ensigned by a naval crown.
The date 1971 is in a panel at the bottom left.
ObjProdPersonmade by Hartley Wood | designed by Stanley Murray Scott
ObjProdDate1972
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/North Wall/Bay 5

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OtherNumberCB-2 | W2
TitleJames and Sarah Fairless Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescription“The Baptism of King Ethelbert” and “Northumbrian Children”
The Baptistery Window. The subjects refer to the influence of childhood upon the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon Britains to the Christian Faith.
Memorial Inscription on a scroll across the bottom of all three lights:
InscriptionThis Baptistery window is dedicated by Sarah Alice | Fairless TO THE GLORY OF GOD and in loving | Memory of her Parents James Liddle Fairless
of Hexham who died 27th March A.D. 1891 aged | 61 years. And his Wife Sarah Mainwaring Phyllis | Furnivall who died 27th June A.D. 1905 aged 76 years.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1908
ObjectHistoryNoteDedicated Saturday, August 8th 1908 by the Bishop of Bristol at the consecration and dedication of the nave.
“Mr Knell seconded the proposal put by Mr Mason that he should get estimates for the fitting of wire guards for the 3 stained-glass windows in the Nave. This was agreed.” [PCC Min. 2/11/1971 p.85]
1996: Protected with 6mm polycarbonate by B & R Glazing Co. Ltd. in June 1996 [Faculty Regr. no.4, Faculty no. 4762, granted 26 Jan. 1996]
2011/2012: All the polycarbonate protection was removed and wire guards fitted by H&R Developments, Caulkerbush, Dumfries in Oct–Nov 2011 and Jan 2012. [Faculty dated 26 July 2011]
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1
Faculty Application 21.11.1907, now at NRO, Diocesan ref. no.316, Parish ref. no.184/80. The Application for a Faculty is accompanied by a cartoon of the design.
1995, 2 Oct. Repairs to two stained glass windows, replacing like with like: 1. the Fairless Memorial Window facing West in the Nave North Aisle; … Faculty Regr. no.4. Confirmatory faculty no.4729.

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TitleBaptistery Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionThe 13 tracery panels are filled with Cherubim and Seraphim in praise. It is believed that images of Canon Savage’s children were used.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall

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TitleBaptistery Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionShows the triumph of Gregory’s enterprise and St Augustine’s efforts in the baptism of Ethelbert by St Augustine in the presence of Queen Bertha and the whole Saxon Court [the king stands in the font whilst Augustine baptizes him by affusion – pouring water over his head three times]. The background represents a view outside the main gate of the Saxon town of Canterbury.
Inscription: The Baptism of King Ethelbert by S. Augustine.
InscriptionThis Baptistery window is dedicated by Sarah Alice
of Hexham who died 27th March A.D. 1891 aged
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

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TitleBaptistery Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionGregory the Great, whose attention is attracted by the beauty of a group of Northumbrian (Deiran) children in the slave-market at Rome. He questions the slave dealer, their owner, as to the country of their origin, and is thus led to determine upon the evangelization of England. In the background is a view of Rome.
Inscription: Gregory the Great and the Northumbrian Children in the Slave market at Rome. [The face of the child in green facing outwards is a likeness of the Rector’s daughter Awdrey Victoria Savage (later Mrs Beckingham), born March 1901]
InscriptionFairless TO THE GLORY OF GOD and in loving
61 years. And his Wife Sarah Mainwaring Phyllis
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

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TitleBaptistery Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionSaint Augustine, the Missionary sent by Gregory to the Court of Ethelbert, the pagan king of Kent. He is assisting at the prayers of Bertha, Ethelbert’s Queen and a Christian Princess; for the Conversion of her husband. The background represents the interior of St Martin’s Church, Canterbury.
Inscription: Queen Bertha praying for the Conversion of King Ethelbert.
Inscription in the bottom right corner: H.T.BOSDET
GROVE PK TERRACE
CHISWICK
LONDON
InscriptionMemory of her Parents James Liddle Fairless
Furnivall who died 27th June A.D. 1905 aged 76 years.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationInglewood Studio, Chiswick, London
ObjProdDate1908
CurrentLocationNave/North Aisle/West Wall
ReferenceCND: NWW1

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TitleGreat West Window. Charles Henderson Memorial Window.
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelText‘A tender memorial to our beloved’
The creation of the impressive West Window took place amid the turbulent years of the
Great War.
It was planned as a memorial to Charles Henderson, from St John Lee, who died just after
the outbreak of World War I, ‘as a result of a chill caught while doing war work’.
BriefDescription“Northumbrian Saints & Their Histories”
A five-light window of great size, with bold mullions and tracery. The five lights each have three tiers of panels, the two upper being filled with large single figures of the Saints of Northern England, and the third with subjects illustrating episodes in their history.
In the TRACERY are twelve angels adoring Christ in Majesty who is at the top; two below Christ bear scrolls with the words: “O ye servants of the LORD” and “Praise ye The Lord”. The stonework of the tracery has been likened to the outline of a butterfly, which symbolizes the Resurrection.
The two UPPER TIERS are filled with large single figures of the Saints of Northern England who had been most closely associated with the evangelization of Northumbria:
Top, from the left: S.Paulinus, S.Aidan, S.Edwin K.M., S.Acca, V.Bede;
Centre: S.Oswald, S.Wilfrid [misspelt Wilfred], S.Etheldreda Q, S.Cuthbert, S.John of Beverley.
The LOWEST TIER has subjects illustrating episodes in the history of the figures in the central tier, with a two-line text at the foot of each light:
Here St Oswald at the battle of the Heavenfield | raiseth the Cross of God.
Here St Wilfrid doth instruct the Master Builder | concerning the plans of his Great Church.
Here St Etheldreda doth convey certain lands | to St Wilfrid for the erection of his Cathedral Church, [with her steward Ouini taking part in the transfer].
Here St Cuthbert liveth on the island of Farne in constant con | templation of Our Blessed Saviour and cherished God’s creatures; [a Crucifixion scene, birds, an otter, a seal are shown].
Here St John of Beverley is received by the priest of Lee | where it was his custom frequently to enter into retreat [the church is shown above].
Memorial Inscription. A bronze tablet [HEXAB1022] below the window bears a heraldic shield and the Henderson motto SOLA VIRTUS NOBILITAT [Virtue alone ennobles].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
ObjectHistoryNoteMrs Henderson and the members of her family have decided to erect a memorial to her husband and their father, Charles William Chipchase Henderson, who died on December 3rd, 1914, and was laid to rest on December 5th in the Hexham Cemetery. The subject of the window had been chosen by Mr Henderson before his death, “he used to think that he might be able to put it in himself”. His plan was carried out by his widow and family. “Mr Bosdet, in consultation with the Rector, Mr Temple Moore, and the family interested, have already given much thought to the proposed memorial.” [Hex. Par. Mag. Apr. 1916]
“Mr Bosdet thinks he will have the great west window ready for Unveiling and Dedication on September 30th.” [Hex.Par.Mag. Sep.1917 p.2]
Dedicated 3rd November 1918 by the Rector (delayed because Mrs Hendeson was ill).
The window is of specific interest designated by The Council for the Care of Churches in 1995.
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall
URLSee also: www.hexhamabbey.org.uk

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TitleGreat West Window tracery
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
BriefDescriptionTwelve angels adoring Christ in Majesty who is at the top; two below Christ bear scrolls with the words: “O ye servants of the LORD” and “Praise ye The Lord”. The stonework of the tracery has been likened to the outline of a butterfly, which symbolizes the Resurrection.
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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TitleGreat West Window left
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Paulinus’ holding in his right hand a parchment “In the Name of the | Holy and undivided | Trinity … … in | Obey … … to | Authority to preach the | Christian Doctrine | within the Kingdom | of Northumberland | Edwinus | Rex”; S.Paulinus, the first Bishop of York, was the first to obtain the royal licence to preach the gospel of Christianity in Northumbria; he is a melancholy figure, saddened by the death of King Edwin who was baptized by Paulinus in York in 627.
Middle: ‘S.Oswald.K.’ holding the cross of Heavenfield, who gave the dishes from the royal table to feed the poor collected outside his hall and who defeated the king of North Wales;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Oswald at the battle of the Heavenfield | raiseth the Cross of GOD”
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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TitleGreat West Window left-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Aidan’ carrying a book, who was a monk at Hy in Scotland and then took up the work of teaching the doctrines of Christianity among the Northumbrians when others appointed found the task too rough and unpromising, became Bishop of Lindisfarne and notable for his acts of charity and mercy among the poor.
Middle: ‘S.Wilfred.’ [sic] with image of his Church of Hexham (as in 1870–1907) by his foot as an emblem, arguing his case against Royal Authority in Church matters at the Council of Austerfield [near Bawtry] in 703.
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Wilfrid doth instruct the Master Builder | concerning the plans of his Great Church.”
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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TitleGreat West Window centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Edwin.K.M.’ with the sceptre in one hand and the palm of martyrdom in the other.
Middle: ‘S.Etheldreda.Q’ with the crosier of an abbess and a model of Hexham Abbey (as in 1870–1907) as her symbols, she wears royal robes over the black Benedictine gown and is decorated with the jewels which were the glory of her youth but sacrificed later to works of piety and chastity;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Etheldreda doth convey certain lands | to St Wilfrid for the erection of his Cathedral Church”
[with her steward Ouini taking part in the transfer].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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TitleGreat West Window right-centre
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionTop: ‘S.Acca’, known as a great chanter, with a portative organ as a reference to his having introduced instrumental music into the service of the Church.
Middle: ‘S.Cuthbert’ holding the head of S.Oswald which was placed for safety in Cuthbert’s tomb, where it was found in 1104;
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St Cuthbert liveth on the island of Farne in constant con | templation of Our Blessed Saviour and cherished God’s creatures”
[a Crucifixion scene, birds, an otter, a seal are shown].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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TitleGreat West Window right
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
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BriefDescriptionTop: ‘V.Bede.’, our great authority for the history of this period with his book “HISTORIA | ECCLESIASTICA | GENTIS ANGLOR | UM” [The Ecclesiatical History of The Race of The Angles].
Middle: ‘S.John.’ of Beverley, one-time Bishop of Hexham who ordained Bede as deacon then priest at Jarrow, and the object of greater reverence than any Northern saint except Cuthbert.
Two-line inscription at the foot: “Here St John of Beverley is received by the priest of Lee | where it was his custom frequently to enter into retreat” [the church is shown in the background above].
ObjProdPersonHenry Thomas Bosdet
ObjProdOrganisationBishopswood Studio, Hendon, London
ObjProdDate1917
CurrentLocationNave/West End/West Wall

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OtherNumberCB-26
TitleSarah Briddick Memorial Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextThe Light of the World
This stained glass window was rescued when a nearby chapel closed. Created by the Gateshead Glass company and installed in 1894, it is a copy of a famous painting by William Holman Hunt called The Light of the World (1853). The picture illustrates a verse from the Bible: ‘Listen! I am standing at the door, knocking; if you hear my voice and open the door, I will come in to you and eat with you and you with me.’
[The Bible, the book of Revelation]
BriefDescriptionAn adaptation of Holman Hunt’s “Light of the World”. Inscription [from Rev. 3:20] below the figure: “Behold I stand at the Door & Knock”
Memorial inscription originally in the bottom corners:
Inscription[left:] TO THE GLORY OF GOD
& IN MEMORY OF SARAH
[right:] THIS WINDOW IS ERECTED
BY WILLIAM BRIDDICK HER HUSBAND
1894
ObjProdOrganisationGateshead Stained Glass Company
ObjProdDate1894
ObjectHistoryNoteThe church of St Mary, Lowgate was opened on 6th December 1894 and closed 25th May 2003. The stained-glass was originally in a border of plain cathedral glass; a stained-glass roundel [HEXAB9005] was previously installed above it. Obituary of William Briddick (who died aged 59 Sunday 18/06/1899) in Parish Magazine July 1899 p.60.
2005. West window removed from St Mary’s on 2nd June by Kymes Studios Ltd. M’bro.
2011. The window was stored in the Rector’s room in the Parish Centre until it was installed in the new visitor centre in 2014. The faculty to install it in the Abbey Shop was not implemented.
“Sarah, dearly beloved wife of William BRIDDICK, who d. at Low Gate 23 Nov. 1892 aged 51 yrs. Also the above William BRIDDICK who d. 18 June 1899 aged 59 yrs.” [Inscription at cemetery 11/29: see URL]
From burial register: 3801; Birddick [sic], Sarah; Wife of William Birddick; 51; Low Gate; 26 Nov 1892; S.F.Waterhouse; A288 (unconsecrated);
4459; Biddick [sic], William; Gardener; 59; Low Gate; 21 Jun 1899; H.R.Moule; A288 (unconsecrated).
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery
ReferenceFaculty: 2006, 9 February. … 3. ADDENDUM. To install the “Light of the World” window from the closed church of St Mary’s Lowgate in the Abbey Shop within a light-box installed behind the shop counter and facing the main entrance of the Shop. Completion due by 8 Feb 2011 [but overtaken by Hexham Abbey Project to create new exhibition].
URLSee also: www.findagrave.com

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TitleSample for Tyrrell Window
ObjectNamestained-glass | window
Materialglass
LabelTextThe Tyrrell Window
This is a sample panel from the most recent windows to have been installed, at the top of the Night Stair. Created in 2012 by Alan Davis of Whitby, the windows are a meditation on the theme of ‘hospitality’ – God’s welcoming love for us which we are called to share with each other and the world around us.
BriefDescriptionHalf-size square sample of the design near the top of the right-hand (west) light of the finished Tyrrell Window [HEXAB1426.3].
ObjProdPersonAlan Davis of Whitby, North Yorkshire
ObjProdDate2011
ObjectHistoryNotePart of Alan Davis’s winning entry in the competition to select the new window design and maker. Full-size window installed in October 2012. This sample installed in exhibition which opened October 2014.
CurrentLocationVisitor Centre/Mercers’ Gallery