Visit: Victorian Stained Glass in Greater Manchester
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A visit led by David O’Connor from the School of Arts, Histories and Cultures at the University of Manchester. A medievalist, David’s special research interest is in the history of stained glass.
The day will start (with coffee) at the St Oswald and St Edmund RC church at Ashton in Makerfield. The church was designed by the Arts and Crafts architect J S Brocklesby (1879-1955) in French Romanesque style with stained glass designed by Henry Clarke. Then on to St Augustine’s church at Pendlebury, designed by G F Bodley (1827-1907) and listed as Grade 1. It was described by Prof. N Pevsner as ’one of the most moving of all Victorian churches.’
A buffet lunch will be provided at the Isis Restaurant, Pendlebury.
In Ashton-under-Lyne, visit the parish church of St Michael and All Angels, which dates back to the fifteen century and has some of the best examples of stained glass from that era in Britain. Finally go to the Albion United Reform church, designed by John Brooke and containing a fine series of Morris and Co windows, designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.