Wells Cathedral – Jesse Window
Conservation of Stained Glass Windows
The Jesse Window at Wells Cathedral is one of the most splendid examples of 14th century stained glass in Europe. It dates from about 1340 and is still remarkably intact.
The Dean and Chapter recognised the need to undertake the conservation of the window. A substantial programme of conservation was carried out under the direction of Nick Cox. This involved the installation of an internally vented protective glazing scheme, followed by conservation of the glass adhering to principals of minimum intervention.