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Stained Glass

Medieval stained glass is rare in Wales, but Denbighshire has more than its fair share of the national total. Most outstanding of course is the magnificently complete ‘Jesse Window’ at Llanrhaeadr, probably the finest of all Welsh windows.

There is another good ‘Tree of Jesse’ at Dyserth (Site 38), and an unusual ‘Seven Sacraments’ window at Llandyrnog (Site 43), along with a glass portrait gallery of Welsh saints. Mosaics of medieval fragments or single figures - evidence of lost glories - can be seen at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd (Site 23), Tremeirchion (Site 40), Clocaenog (Site 5), Llantysilio (Site 16), Llanelidan (Site 22) and elsewhere, and the remarkable Georgian painted window at Llandegla (Site 25) should not be missed.

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Jesse window detail, Llanrhaeadr YC

Detail of window, Llandyrnog