Ludlow, St Laurence Church: Windows

The Parish Church of Ludlow is crammed behind surrounding buildings so that although you can see the impressive tower from miles around, the actual church is quite hidden.

Inside it is full of history, a perpendicular Gothic delight with medieval stained glass, choir stalls and misericords, chapels and tombs and even the burial-place of Prince Arthur’s heart, who died in Ludlow and altered the course of history.

The West Window, showing the Lords of Ludlow Castle and ending with the unfortunate Prince Arthur.


The Palmers Window in St John’s Chapel shows a version of the legend of King Edward the Confessor and St John the Evangelist. The story is told in eight panels and centres round the Ludlow Palmers making a pilgrimage to the Holy Land

window-9 palmers window


Detail from the Jesse Window (restored to the original colours and design) in Lady Chapel


The Annunciation or Golden Window with St Catherine and her wheel (L) and St Christopher (R)


Window in St Catherine’s Chapel


And finally a window in the unusual octagonal porch


This weekly challenge is hosted by Dawn from ‘The Day After’ who invites participants to post pictures of any windows that  they find curious, inviting, photogenic, or in some way tell a story. Visit her blog to see more windows and/or to join in with the challenge.

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I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

35 thoughts on “Ludlow, St Laurence Church: Windows”

  1. These windows are just gorgeous and you captured them beautifully. Perfect for Dawn’s challenge (which I’ve been shamefully absent from).

    1. Thanks Sherri. The weather is too gorgeous to sit at a laptop and now Wimbledon has started I’ll not be posting so much! Been to the market and got the strawberries in, nice bottle of prosecco in the fridge – that’s me sorted 🙂

      1. You and me both Jude…doing just the same. Got the cava (I prefer prosecco but the cava was on offer, haha!) Here’s to a great Wimbledon and hopefully will still be able to keep up the blogging…we’ll see 😉
        Cheers 😎

  2. I must visit this beautiful church to see these windows. I have a passion for stained glass although I do prefer the more contemporary ones like those of Tom Denny I have blogged about previously.

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