One of the magnificent stained glass windows found in the Parish Church of St Laurence, Ludlow.
St Laurence’s, one of England’s finest churches, is a member of the Greater Churches Group. Largely rebuilt in the fifteenth century in the soaring perpendicular style of the day, the church has features of the Norman, Early English, Decorated and Perpendicular periods, including the delightful hexagonal south porch. It protects a remarkable collection of artistic treasures, including good medieval and later glass, well carved fifteenth century misericords and bench-ends, a fine series of memorials and a superb Snetzler organ.
The church has many celebrated stained glass windows, the finest of which is generally agreed to be the Annunciation or Golden Window.
The Palmers Window in St John’s Chapel shows a version of the legend of King Edward the Confessor and St John the Evangelist. The story is told in eight panels and centres round the Ludlow Palmers making a pligrimage to the Holy Land.
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