Acquisition of 16th Century Stained Glass Roundels

Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery acquired a unique set of late-medieval stained glass round windows which take as their theme the working lives – and leisure times – experienced by our early sixteenth-century forebears. The set of roundels represent half of a surviving set of eight, from an original twelve, depicting the Labours of the Months. They were acquired with support from the National Heritage Memorial Fund (NHMF); the Art Fund; the Pilgrim Trust; the Friends of Norwich Museums; the Ruddock Foundation for the Arts; and the Paul Bassham Charitable Trust.

Stained glass roundel depicting the Labour of the Month for March
Roundel depicting the Labour of the Month for March
  • Stained glass roundel depicting the Labour of the Month for March
  • Stained glass roundel depicting the Labour of the Month for April
  • Stained glass roundel depicting the Labour of the Month for September
  • Stained glass roundel depicting the King with plenty of food at the table
Applicant: 
Norfolk County Council for Norwich Castle Museum
Location: 
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Castle Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 3JU
Region: 
East of England
Grant awarded: 
£93,000
Year awarded: 
2011