Friday, February 1, 2013

Stained Glass Dipper


It's not often that you see native British birds portrayed in church stained glass windows, but you can find this delightful dipper in the window of St.Michael and All Saint's church at Hubberholme in Langstrothdale, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The dipper is one of the characteristic birds of fast-flowing streams in the dale. I found these old photos, that I took 25 years ago, when I was clearing out a drawer. 

Must go back to Hubberholme for another look - and to take some better photos. 



















The church's other claims to fame are a fine rood screen and the ashes of novelist J.B. Priestley which are buried there.

Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

6 comments:

  1. Thanks for the link Phil. It looks a fascinating church.

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  2. I've never seen a stained glass window with a bird included. I like that idea.

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  3. Churches and their churchyards can be fascinating places - but a Dipper in a stained glass window is really worth diverting for! Thank you for sharing this with us, Phil

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  4. It's a very picturesque part of Yorkshire too, Adrian...

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  5. I've never seen one like it either Keith - I've no idea how old it is - might be Victorian...

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  6. One the day we visited it was pouring with rain and we had three small kids in tow, Richard............ must got back for another look

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