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SOME OF THE WINDOWS IN YORK MINSTER

Half of medieval stained glass in u.k. is in York Minster.

York Minster has the largest amount of Medieval stained glass in he U.K. some came
from Germany in the 12th century. The windows tell stories of Christian faith and the
city. The Great East window is has large as a tennis court. It has 311 panels. There are 130
windows in the cathedral.. In the North Transit is the Five Sisters window. Charles
Dicken the author is said to have loved this window. The Rose window is commemorating the
end of war of rose ,and the marriage of King Henry 7th to Elizabeth of York.York Minster,West Front.The Rose of Yorkshire can be seen towards top of the large window.- The North West tower,contains 6  bells and  ring  the  Quarters  of  the  hour, South  West tower,12 bells  and  carillion bells and  Great  Peter,rung  at  Noon.

York Minster,West Front.The Rose of Yorkshire can be seen towards top of the large window.- The North West tower,contains 6 bells and ring the Quarters of the hour, South West tower,12 bells and carillion bells and Great Peter,rung at Noon.

Great  East  window.  Made  between  1405  AD and  1408 AD.Is the largest medieval  stained  glass  window  in  England. Latest restoration Double  Glazed the  huge  window ,which should  protect  it  from  the  weather.

Great East window. Made between 1405 AD and 1408 AD.Is the largest medieval stained glass window in England. Latest restoration Double Glazed the huge window ,which should protect it from the weather.

South  Transept. With  Rose  window. and  Lantern  tower. -  The  Lantern  tower is  tallest  part  of  the  city  of  York  at  233ft  (71m).

South Transept. With Rose window. and Lantern tower. - The Lantern tower is tallest part of the city of York at 233ft (71m).

Glass  in  South  Transept Rose  window  was shattered ,by  the  fire  of 1984.  The  lead held  it  together, so  it  was  taken  down  for  restoration.

Glass in South Transept Rose window was shattered ,by the fire of 1984. The lead held it together, so it was taken down for restoration.

Nave of  York  Minster. The Heart  of  Yorkshire window, and  main  front  door  below..  The  window  constructed 1338/39..  Widest Gothic  Nave  in  England.

Nave of York Minster. The Heart of Yorkshire window, and main front door below.. The window constructed 1338/39.. Widest Gothic Nave in England.

Looking up the  Lantern  tower. smoke  damaged  in  fire  in  1984.-  Standing under  the  Lantern  Tower, Five  Sisters  window in North  Transit , opposite  is  Rose  window  in  South  Transit.

Looking up the Lantern tower. smoke damaged in fire in 1984.- Standing under the Lantern Tower, Five Sisters window in North Transit , opposite is Rose window in South Transit.

The  Chapter  House from  Dean  Park in North  side of  Minster,  octagonal shape  can  be  seen.

The Chapter House from Dean Park in North side of Minster, octagonal shape can be seen.

Chapter  House  ceiling  and  windows in 13tn  century   octagonal  building, attached to  North  side of Minster.

Chapter House ceiling and windows in 13tn century octagonal building, attached to North side of Minster.

Chapter  House  windows  great  detail.  Windows  take  up  all  wall space  a  highly decorated  room.  Entrance to  Chapter  House is  by  a  vestibule  near  Five  Sister  Window..

Chapter House windows great detail. Windows take up all wall space a highly decorated room. Entrance to Chapter House is by a vestibule near Five Sister Window..

Five  Sister  window  in  North  Transit..  Each  lancet is 53ft  ( 16.5m ) high. -- 13th  century  glass is  "Grisaille" style with  Grey/Green  background.

Five Sister window in North Transit.. Each lancet is 53ft ( 16.5m ) high. -- 13th century glass is "Grisaille" style with Grey/Green background.

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