Expressing the compelling beauty and majesty of Lincoln Cathedral in words is as elusive as grasping the colours cast on the floor and pillars by the light shining through its stained-glass windows. Lincoln Cathedral’s breathtaking stained glass is one reason many believe this to be the finest Gothic cathedral in the British Isles. Much of its medieval glass has been lost, but what remains is the most important collection of English early thirteenth-century glass after Canterbury Cathedral. The north transept Dean’s Eye is outstanding as an early and very large rose window of c.1220. The nineteenth-century windows demonstrate crucial developments in the history of stained glass, while the best examples of twentieth-century glass are four striking Archangel windows by Harry Stammers.
Lincoln Cathedral Stained Glass: A Short Tour is a walk-around guide to the stained glass of Lincoln Cathedral, including a substantial collection of medieval glass and interesting examples of nineteenth and twentieth-century glass. Follow the plan on the inside of the front cover for the Nave, Crossing, Services Chapels, East End and Southeast Transept while the plan on the inside of the back cover covers The Chapter House.
Written by Carol Bennett and Tom Kupper with photographs by Gordon Plumb
Published by Scala Publications Ltd in association with Lincoln Cathedral, Paperback, 16 pages