Left to right: (a) Whole window: The Angel with the Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene, and Jesus with Mary Magdalene. (b) Close-up of the left-hand panel. (c) Close-up of the right-hand panel. [Click on the images to enlarge them.]

Sir Henry Fletcher Memorial Window, at St Mary's parish church, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. This is attributed to the O'Connor firm on grounds of style. It would probably have been by Arthur O'Connor at the date given by Robert Eberhard: 1859. The window is to the east of the north aisle. Photographs, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.

The texts under the two panels read as follows. Left: "Why seek ye the living among the dead / He is not here. He is risen" (Luke 24, 5-6). Right: "I ascend unto my Father and your Father / And to my God and your God" (John 20, 17). In the latter, Mary Magdalene has her jar of precious oil in her hands, and Jesus carries an implement in reference to her mistaking him for a gardener. Compare this representation of the scene to George Hedgeland's at nearby St James' Church, Weybridge, also in Surrey.

Sir Henry Fletcher, 3rd Baronet (1807-51), became the head of an important local family whose seat was at Ashley Park, Walton-on-Thames, and who "took an active interest in local affairs" (Blackman 26). He would naturally be commemorated at this twelfth-century Grade I listed church. His successor sold the estate to the Sassoon family.

Related Material

Sources

Blackman, Michael Ernest. A Short History of Walton-on-Thames. Walton and Weybridge Local History Society, 1989.

Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at St Mary, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 27 June 2014.

Person Page — 457. The Peerage.com. Web. 27 June 2014.


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