St Bartholomew’s Church, Much Marcle

West Window

St Bartholomew’s Church is lucky in having a number of Kempe stained glass windows.  The West window is the largest and, over the course of time, the stone surround and tracery had badly eroded and previous cement based repairs had aggravated the situation.

This had also caused some deterioration of the leaded lights.  The Church obtained English Heritage grant aid towards the cost of temporary removal of the glazing, with the original glass being reset within new leadwork to match the existing.  The majority of the external stonework was replaced back to the glass line, with great care being taken to ensure that the profile and carving match the original.