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20th Century

York Guildhall Painted Glass Window

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Anyone interested in York's history should take a look at this window.  The Guildhall has a long tradition of high quality painted glass.  As long ago as 1682 a window was painted by Henry Gyles showing the Arms and various other emblems of the city. 

After the severe bomb-damage of WWII, the hall was reopened in 1960 with a new window, designed and painted by the renowned H.W. Harvey of York, who was also responsible for work in Sheffield Cathedral.

The subject matter is York itself.  Each main panel (or 'light') deals with a different aspect:

The figures at the top of the window are individuals associated with York:


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