Today we spent some time at Holly House and took a chance to take a closer look at the incredible windows.
Holly House dates back to 1820 with the tower being built around 1200. From what we can work out at this early stage the windows are original features. The history of the church is something we will delve into further as time goes by, but today was about just taking in the awe of them.
The window above is where we hope to have our dining room/hub of the house. A large communal family table bathed by the windows beauty.
It’s evident that the windows need some restorative work which will commence soon but, given their age, they seem to be in fantastic condition. Thankfully not too many panes are broken so the works should only consist of stone framework and lead work.
These photos have not been enhanced and were taken with just an iPhone so you can imagine how beautiful they are in real life. It was a dull overcast day so the light wasn’t at its best. I can’t wait for days when the sun throws a stream of light through them to cast seas of colours around the church…
The plaque below sits at the foot of the window above.
The details are stunning and even with centuries of grime they still look incredible.
The pane below is part of a window which was erected by the surviving children of the Mathias family, Christmas 1905. The parents are buried in the churchyard.
This is the outside view of the tower window. It will require some restoration work to prevent further deterioration and get its back to its former glory.
And there you go. A look at the most wonderful windows at Holly House. No doubt we’ll be spending many a day cleaning them, and many more days admiring their beauty.
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