For this church:
Stanford on Soar St John the Baptist
Note: In addition to the “ground floor” windows indicated in the plan, and listed below, there is a clerestory with four windows on each side.
The window tracery is of Decorated style; the glass in the window is nineteenth century.
This is a three-light window. The centre light shows the crucifixion. On the right is Christ carrying his cross, and on the left an angel speaking to the women at the empty tomb.
Two brass plates nearby are inscribed:
2On the south side of the sanctuary:
A two-light window depicting the archangels St Raphael and St Uriel.
In the lower section of the window are the words of the Sanctus:
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God of Hosts
A pair to this window can be seen on the north side of the sanctuary.
4A two-light window at the western end of the south wall of the chancel.
Depicted in the window are the evangelists St Luke and St John. This and the previous window are clearly designed as a pair.
Clearly visible from the outside of the building is a former low-level opening below this window.
5A plain glass window with Perpendicular tracery.
This is located at the eastern end of the south aisle. Seen from the outside it is clear that this window and the previous abut very closely.
A three-light window depicting St Michael, St Centurio and St George.
(Although there is no saint regularly known as “St Centurio”, the title is sometimes used for St Marcellus of Tingis, who was martyred by the sword on 28th July 298 whilst serving as a “centurio ordinarius” and, being a Christian, having publicly cast down his weaponry and symbols of office.)
The window was donated in memory of Charles Lewes Dashwood
8In the South Aisle, just to the west of the door.
A three-light window dedicated in memory of Charlotte Amy Ratcliffe who died 17th July 1891. The theme of the window is the story of the empty tomb.
The inscription in the left-hand light reads:
Across the other two lights the inscription reads:
16A two-light window on the north side of the sanctury.
This depicts the archangels St Michael and St Gabriel. It is clearly intended to be a pair with Window 2, which faces it on the south side. The words in the lower part of the window are the preface to the Sanctus from the Book of Common Prayer:
Therefore with Angels & Archangels, & with all
There is a clerestory comprising four fairly large plain glass Perpendicular windows on each side of the church.