Winchester Cathedral, North Transept Windows and North Presbytery Aisle
Listing Status: Grade 1
Funding: First World War Centenary Cathedral Repair Fund
This ensemble of windows from the early fourteenth Century, which are the Cathedral’s principal examples of the Decorated style, and those from the early sixteenth Century, when Bishop Richard Fox rebuilt the Norman choir aisles is exceptional. The mediaeval stained glass, 16th Century and later clear glass and a Christopher Whall design are set in outstanding stonework of the windows.
Weathering and corrosion left some of the stonework and ferramenta in a poor condition and the stained glass with heavy surface deposits. The stone repairs include replacements, mortar repairs and shelter coats. The glass, ferramenta and leadwork has been surveyed and documented before the cleaning and conservation work is carried out.
The works include an assessment of the construction of every window for technical and aesthetic choices of protective glazing to protect the significant stained glass against condensation and weathering.