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Photographs by Paul Harley

Mileham, St John the Baptist

The near-complete C14 W window has fine decorative glass in the tracery lights and splendid figures in the main lights under large canopies: Sts Catherine, John the Baptist and Margaret all date from c. 1350; the castle and fleur-de-lis borders confirm the mid C14 date; the donor, Lord Richard Fitzalan, Earl of Arundel, was related by marriage in 1345 to one of the members of the royal house of Lancaster, which might explain why such high quality glass is here; below the figures there would originally have been heraldry associated with the family, but this would have been removed during the Civil War; now there are fragments from other parts of the Church that include the C15 figures of St Barbara and St Margaret again and a C14 figure (with C15 head) between them. The chancel S window has an odd C15 panel — the ‘Pedlar’s Window’ — with a scene involving two horses, donors and the name ‘Brown’ (there was a vicar by that name in the C15).

West window

South chancel window


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