St. Leonard’s Church, Tortworth


St. Leonard’s Church, Tortworth, Gloucestershire.

Surviving late 15th century stained glass tracery panels.

In the tracery section of windows sII and sIII there are important remains of 15th century stained glass.  They contain angel figures holding shields that depict the instruments of Christ’s Passion, a portrait, probably of King Edward IV, and the sun emblem of the House of York. These panels were sympathetically restored and reset in the 19th century by Clayton and Bell, a well-known company of stained glass makers, during a major rebuilding campaign at the church.  HWG were tasked with carrying out repairs to the medieval remains, and installing discrete protective glazing, as well as various small in-situ  “stop-in” repairs around the church.