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Reference: ‘The East Window of Selby Abbey, Yorkshire,’ in Yorkshire Monasticism: Archaeology, Art and Architecture, ed. Lawrence R. Hoey, BAA Conference Transactions, 16, 1995, pp. 117–44

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Selby, Abbey

East window

c.1330 and after 1906

The magnificent Tree of Jesse suffered greatly in the fire of 1906, but has nevertheless been faithfully copied by the firm Ward & Hughes. Originally there were 68 figures of which 23 remained before the fire after which only fragments remained.

In the tracery lghts are the remains of a Doom or Last Judgement, reminiscent of that in Carlisle cathedral.

(See the reference on the left for further information)

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