Thaxted Church Stained Glass Windows, Essex, England. 22-1-2014
Seen here: St John the Baptist Church, Thaxted Church in the afternoon light.
The large parish church of St John, built between 1340 and 1510, is renowned for its flying-buttressed spire, which is 181 feet tall and is the only medieval stone spire in the county. It has perpendicular windows and a stained glass representing Adam and Eve. The church, which stands on a hill and overlooks the town, is often referred to as "the Cathedral of Essex".
The small town of Thaxted lies in North Essex, England and was said by the poet John Betjamin 'That very few towns in England have the beauty, compactness and juxtaposition of mediaeval and Georgian architcecture that the town of Thaxted has'. Gustav Holst composed part of the planets suit here and the Morris Ring was re-established here in the 1920's by the Rev. Conrad Noel.