South rose window at St Edward the Confessor, Leek, which was restored by George Edmund Street in 1865-67. This window is in the south chapel, where it was installed as a memorial to Dame Elizabeth Wardle, Sir Thomas Wardle's wife, who died in 1902 (listing text). Six angels bearing texts are surrounded by floral and star designs in predominantly red and blue. According to the Staffordshire County Council site, and a footnote in Pevsner (169) both the north and south rose windows were designed by G. F. Bodley, though this is not mentioned either in the listing text.

Photograph taken and kindly sent in by Michael Critchlow, who described its location in the church. Text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this UR or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Related Material


"Parish Church of St Edward the Confessor." Historic England. Web. 27 January 2016.

Pevsner, Nikolaus. The Buildings of England: Staffordshire. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2002.

"St Edward's Church. Leek." Staffordshire Past Track (Staffordshire County Council). Web. 27 January 2016.

Created 27 January 2016