Back in the summer this year, fifteen of the stained glass windows from the Wilkins Building at King’s College Cambridge were removed as part of the restoration we are delivering on this Grade 1 historic building. In order to restore them to their former glory, specialists Holy Well Glass cleaned and provided specialist care to the windows, and recently reinstalled them back in this prestigious 19th century Dining Hall, where they have been for nearly 200 years.
The stained glass runs down both sides of the hall, the North side featuring more colourful intricate examples which face the iconic King’s Chapel. These beautiful windows feature lions, pelicans, elephants, gryphons, unicorns, owls and other heraldic beasts. In the coats of arms, names of justices, bishops and archbishops, martyrs, physicians, statesmen and politicians who have been members of King’s are named.