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South Oculus Window, Canterbury Cathedral

You will remember that John Burton showed us some images of the recently restored South Oculus window at Canterbury. The window was probably manufactured in France and installed in 1180. The window is 4.5 metres in diameter and was constructed in iron, and is 600 years older than Coalbrookdale iron bridge.

John very kindly put me in touch with Leonie Seliger, who is Head of Stained Glass Conservation at Canterbury, who has in turn has sent me the following links to videos about the restoration of the window;

http://youtu.be/PZ6esBH5w6c  The World’s Oldest Space Frame?
http://youtu.be/U66KHZfhlLQ  South Oculus Ferramenta Treatment
http://youtu.be/TAl3F9n-I8s  Canterbury Cathedral Stained Glass Conservators at Work

I have also found a link to a short paper by Leonie;

http://stained-glass-studio.org.uk/assets/files/South%20Oculus%20conservation%20project.pdf