Stained Glass Windows in Wales Database
With several significant stained glass windows in Cardiff to be found in churches castles and cathedrals. It seems that a database of the designs would be a very useful tool for historians and researchers to keep track of events.
Looking further afield there are significant historical buildings in the surrounding towns of Caerphilly, Newport, Swansea on the coast line up to Merthyr and Brecon if you head North.
Such a database can be found here in the Stained glass in Wales register of the stained glass windows in wales. It has an excellent search facility so that you can find the stained glass windows by towns, buildings, subject, date even specific biblical references.
It has detailed pictures in excellent resolution of the stained glass windows in Cardiff historical buildings. This means two things, it saves you time and money when it comes to viewing these stunning pieces of art, and also avoids a cricked neck !
Many of these windows are designed to be viewed in a specific order as they tell a religious story or depict historical scenes.
History of Stained Glass windows
The methods of construction of these stained glass windows was first explored in the middle ages.
This craft found a resurgence in the nineteenth century at that time the skill was to paint using enamels.
It was the Gothic era that restored the old skills and this trend has continued to the present day. Today it has been enhanced as a medium with architecture enhancing artistry.
The catalogue includes windows from all over Wales from the 1300’s to the present day including 1,80 examples and 500 images from over 350 locations across Wales.