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going to hell in a handcart: Fairford church stained glass

Consecrated in 1497 but not completed until 1520, St. Mary's Church in Fairford, Gloucestershire, was built with funds from a local wealthy wool merchant, John Tame.

 

It is a very good example of a Cotswold Perpendicular Gothic church, not least because it has the most complete set of mediaeval stained glass of any parish church in Britain as well as several carved wooden misericords.

 

The 28 stained glass windows were made between 1500-17 by the king's glazier Barnard Flower, using many Dutch artisans whose style is said to be visible in the images.

 

This picture shows a detail from a window depicting scenes from the Last Judgement. In particular it shows a blue, bearded demon carrying a woman to hell using a wheelbarrow or handcart.

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Taken on July 3, 2008