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The majority of the glass in the window dates from the 16th/17th century.
Much of it was from Rouen cathedral and it became available for sale after the French Revolution.
It was imported by John Christopher Hampp (a Norwich weaver and merchant)
and was bought by Lady Beauchamp Proctor who arranged for the glass to be installed here and at Langley & Thurton.
It was originally installed by S C Yarrington (who built his reputation installing foreign glass),
however, it was restored c1960 by Kings of Norwich.
The glass is characterised by its brilliant colour and strong figural representation,
which reflects the style adopted at Rouen after the time of the Renaissance.
Looking at some of the glass in more detail:
The Tracery Lights: include kneeling donor figures (the lady second from the left appears to have been heavily restored/replaced) and “The Madonna & Child”
First Row (Main Lights): The first panel illustrates a scene from The Book of Revelations were the Devil appears as a “great red dragon with seven heads.”
The theme is carried to the third panel which includes a banner bearing the words “macula non est” – which refers to Mary’s Immaculate Conception.
Second Row (Main Lights) :The outer panels appear to have been heavily restored/replaced.
In the central panel we see the saints Paul & Peter appearing to St Dominic (founder of the Dominican Order)
in order to help him interpret scripture, the scene is overlooked by The Madonna and Child.
Third/Fourth Row (Main Lights): Again colours are strong and scenes are dramatic in style.