Find Spot record MCC2953 - Medieval window glass


Medieval glass likely to be derived from St John's Abbey church windows.


Grid reference TL 99792 24686 (point)
Map sheet TL92SE
County ESSEX


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Finds from the abbey church include thick window glass from Trench 14 of the 2007 evaluation. This trench was probably within 50m of the presumed site of the abbey church, and the glass is almost certainly from the church windows. Four pieces have grozed edges, showing they formed part of panels in a stained glass window. One piece has surface painting, possibly tendrils. This glass is probably of 14th or 15th century date, and so would be contemporary with a repair or an addition to the original abbey structure.

Various fragments of glazed medieval floor tiles are probably derived from abbey complex buildings. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Evaluation Report: Brooks, H., Holloway, B. and Masefield, R.. 2008. Stage 1b archaeological evaluation, Alienated Land Area B1b, Colchester Garrison, Colchester, Essex, July-September 2007. CAT Report 438, pg 53-4.

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Record last edited

Oct 22 2009 2:31PM

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