Feeding the 5000. South chapel window at Holy Trinity, Northwood, Greater London. The south aisle was added in 1927, but this is another of the windows reused from the original nave wall, dating back to 1854 when the church was first completed (see Cherry and Pevsner 342, and listing text), and assumed to have been designed by the architect Samuel Teulon himself (see Eberhard). The medallion here depicts New Testament episode in Jesus's life in which 5000 are miraculously fed — in fact, more than that, because there were women and children as well among the crowd which had followed him into the desert (see Matthew 14: 13-21). These small medallions are very attractive, not only in their bright colours but also in their topmost figures (here, an angel) and the foliate quarry designs.

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Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. London: Penguin, 1991.

Eberhard, Robert. "Stained Glass Windows at Holy Trinity." Church Stained Glass Windows. Web. 25 November 2015.

"List Entry" (for Holy Trinity). Historic England. Web. 25 November 2015.

Created 25 November 2015