North rose window at St Edward the Confessor, Leek, which George Edmund Street restored in 1865-67.. The window was installed in c. 1907 (Pevsner 169). Like the rose window in the south chapel, this one features angels, but they are placed all the way around the outer circle, with the IHS Christogram and the four gospel-writers making up the pattern of the inner circle. According to the Staffordshire County Council site, and a footnot in Pevsner, both the north and south rose windows were designed by G. F. Bodley, though the listing text says simply that they were by Morris & Co.

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