Jane Gray (b.1931)

St John the Baptist Church, Preen Manor, Design for Stained Glass Window (2003)



17.5 x 5 cm

Signed, dated and studio stamp verso.

St John the Baptist Church sits at the heart of the Shropshire hamlet, Preen. Church Preen Manor sits adjacent to the church and lies on an old Clunjac Monastery, thought to have been built in 1159. The present church was built in the 13th century although it was originally a monastic church, founded as a cell of Wenlock Priory in 1163 and features in the Domesday Book. A prior and two or three monks would have served the church, however the priory has little remains, excepting a few visible in the gardens of Church Preen Manor.

Provenance: the artist’s studio sale.

Literature: Jane Gray, Playing with Rainbows. (Shropshire: Ellingham Press, 2011), p.88.

Condition: very good.

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