The Five Sisters Window is the main feature in the North Transept of York Minster:

Found in the North Transept of the Minster, the Five Sisters Window contains the largest amount of Early English ‘grisaille’ glass in a single window, anywhere in the world. The window was completed in 1260. It consists of five lancets, each of which is fifty feet high and five feet wide, and contains more than 100,000 pieces of glass.

‘Grisaille’ means ‘grey in background’, the groundwork of this type of glass being greyish-white.

Five Sisters Window

Roof Detail

12 Comments CherryPie on Dec 10th 2011

12 Responses to “Five Sisters Window”

  1. Sean Jeating says:

    Admirable example for craftmanship.

  2. Claude says:

    Splendid! I would have a problem finally walking away…

  3. Raine says:

    Thanks for adding some info about the windows. The vaulted ceiling was breathtaking too.

  4. Quite amazing and beautiful. And the pictures are very well captured and processed. Good work!

  5. So the big five at the bottom are Five Brothers Windows? ;)

  6. J_on_tour says:

    It’s too much to take in the amount of work and building methods used to construct what we see hear. The roof is as incredible as the window.