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Stained Glass

With many medieval churches, Norfolk contains more than its fair share of beautiful stained glass windows.

An Introduction to Church Stained Glass Windows

Church Stained Glass Window
Cromer Church Window
Church Stained Glass
Church Stained Glass

The origins of stained glass windows probably came from jewelry making, and mosaics, when substantial church building began. Around the 11th century, decorative designs depicting Christ and biblical scenes were starting to be found in French, German and English churches. Glass is an unusual material; it is basically sand transformed by fire. Glass is given colour by adding metallic salts and oxides during its manufacture. These minerals within the glass capture specific portions from the spectrum of white light allowing the human eye to see various colours, it seems to capture light and glow from within, like a jewel. Gold produces stunning cranberry, cobalt makes blues; silver creates yellows, while copper makes greens and reds. In Norfolk we have the highest concentration of medieval churches in the world, and therefore it makes a great place to see some fine examples of medieval church stained glass windows.
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Take a look at some examples of stained glass windows in Norfolk


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Stained glass window of an English Knight in Happisburgh Church
Aylsham Church Stained Glass
Aylsham Church Stained Glass Window
Cley Stained Glass
Stained glass window in Cley church
Stained Glass
Holy Lord God Almighty at Coltishall Church
Cromer Church Window
Moses, Samuel and Elijah inside Cromer church
Stained Glass
Detailed stained glass window in St. Mary's church Martham
Mundesley Church Glass Window
Mundesley church stained glass window
Norwich Cathedral Window
Norwich Cathedral Stained Glass Window
Stained Glass
A Christmas scene in stained glass at Ranworth church
Church Stained Glass Window
A stained glass harpist in St Mary's Reepham
Church Stained Glass
Stained glass musicians in Booton Church
Church Stained Glass
Stained Glass in Booton Church

Stained glass in St. Mary's South Walsham
Stained Glass
Stained glass windows in St. Mary's South Walsham
Stained Glass Window
Stained glass window in Stalham church
Stained Window
Jesus on the cross in Wroxham church

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