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Archaeologia Cantiana Vol. 58 - 1945 page 8

                                THE MEDIEVAL PAINTED GLASS OF CHILHAM. By C. R. Councer, F.S.A. 

The more obvious features of Chilham the Castle, the picturesque aspect of the village, and, in the church, the monuments, are apt to occupy so much of the visitor's time that the remains of medieval painted glass are very often overlooked. Yet in a country where in the parish churches the student of old glass has to look for fragments rather than complete windows, these remains must be accorded a high place; and I hope that this short study of them may result in an added appreciation of what is in my view by no means the least interesting feature of a building having many claims on the antiquary's attention.
   The principal remains of medieval glass are to be found in the three fifteenth century windows, each having a segmental head, two main lights with cinquefoil heads, and four trefoil-headed tracery lights, which light the north aisle of the nave.
 In the first window from the east, in the tracery lights are:-
   (1) An angel carrying a censor.
   (2) St. Catherine, crowned, with wheel.
   (3) A nimbed figure, badly broken and patched with glass from some other source, holding a spear and wearing a helmet.

   (4) Another (probably) seated figure, also broken and patched; the lower part of his robe and one hand raised in blessing can be distinguished.

   In the lower lights of this window: on L. borders at sides only, made up of pieces of beautiful fifteenth century canopy work in white and yellow stain. On R. in head, an admirable fifteenth century canopy in situ, in white and yellow stain with blue background. In the centre of the canopy, a human face.
   In the second window (tracery lights).
   (1) St. Leonard, tonsured and dressed as an abbot, holding a crozier in his L. hand and in his R. a chain. Of the name of the saint inscribed below the figure only a few letters can be made out.
   (2) St. Clement, wearing the pall and papal crown. Inscription: S. CLEMAS.
   (3) St. Gregory, similarly dressed, the inscription almost illegible.
   (4) Fragments, including an angel's wings in situ and small pieces of good blue from some other source. One grisaille

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