5. The Windows In The Eastern Bay Of Nave - Fabric Boll 1318-19

"Et in duab. magn. form, in navi eccles. que continent 440 ped. unde de colore 112 ped. œ4 6s. 3d., pro pede ut supra." "And for two large shapes in the Nave of the Church, containing 440ft., whereof 112 coloured, at per foot as above." These must be the two first clerestory windows in the Nave, as is explained in the text. The prices continue 3d. and 2 1/2d. (112 at 3s. - 28s.; 328 at 2 1/2 = 68s. 4d.; 440ft. for œ4 6s. 4d.) It is curious that the vendor throws off a penny here, as he did a half-penny off the smaller sum for St. Paul's window (above No. 4): either for luck, or because he had received it as an earnest; most probably the former. "Luck-penny, a small sum given back to the payer by one who receives money under a contract or bargain." Hence we gather that this glazing was done by agreement. There is a further payment for iron and for setting the glass.

Then follow the two aisle windows below these. "Et 1 forma ultra hostium claustri 69 ped. totum album 14s. 4 1/2d." "And one shape above the door of the cloister, 69ft., all white;" no doubt because blocked by some external buildings. For this is expressly, by the description, the short window in the south Nave aide. The price is 2 1/2d. Then the opposite one to this. "Et 1 forma juxta domum panis, continens 101 ped. unde de colore 16 ped. 21s. 8 1/2d.' "One shape close to the House of Bread, of 101ft, 16 coloured." The " house of bread " was no doubt a place where the doles were given out, or kept; and access to it may have been through the now disused Norman door in the west wall of St Paul's tower, mentioned also in 1332. " A lock for the Church door" ubi fuit domus panis. The price is still 3d. and 2 1/2.; this time paid in full (16ft at 3d. = 4s; 85 at 2 1/2. = 17s. 8 1/2d 101ft. for 21s 8 1/2d.)

6. Miscellaneous Windows

Other windows glazed were, one in St Edmund's Chapel (north-west of Nave) 36ft. at 3d.; probably all coloured therefore; two in the exchequer, apparently over St Andrew's Chapel, 13ft. for 2a 11d. The following is a complete list of the windows glazed with stained glass from 1301 - 1321 with the cost of each so far as known.

œ

s.

d.

1301-2.

Great east window of Choir, gable do., and adjacent pair of windows in clerestory....

29

2

5 1/2

The next pair, at 5 1/2oot; each œ6

1s. 7 3/4d. •••

13

5

3 1/2

1303-4.

Two next pairs at do.; each œ6 4s. l 1/8d

24

16

4 1/2

1302-3.

Eastermost pair in Choir aisle at do. (retrochoir?).....

8

6

10

Another at do. in Choir aisle (presbytery); each œ4 8s. 7 1/4....

8

17

2 1/2

Another pair not recorded....

13034.

All the above glass set for....

14

10

0

1308-9.

(Three?) windows in (north)) Choir aisle, setting....

13

4

Three do. do. in south aisle....

1309-10

Two clerestory Choir windows and tracery of a third at do....

14

9

5

Three do., and do. at do....

17

10

5

1310-11.

Two do. at 6 1/2d. a foot; each œ8 6s

6 3/4d.....

16

13

11/2

1308-9.

Windows of Choir aisle Chapels (ironwork) no record of glass, but some remains ... ...

1817-18.

Lady Chapel, east window, no record; do. (four side windows, probably)...

22

7

9

1317-18.

Great window in south transept for the lights, at 3d. a foot, colour; 2d., plain ... ... •••

2

12

6

Do. tracery, coloured, and plain

1

3

8

Great window in north transept for the lights at 3d. (colourednot recorded)...

2

11

6

.

Do. tracery colour at Is. 3 1/2d.;plain,

8d. ... ••• ...

1

6

0

1318-19.

Clerestory window, end of norths Choir aisle, at 3d. and 2d.

1

6

0

Do. end of south Choir aisle, glazier 1s. 6d. ... ...

Clerestory window, end of north Nave aisil (?) ... ... ...

Do. end of south Nave aisle, glazier 2s.

St. Paul's Chapel, east window, 3d. and 2 1/2d. ••• ...

1

6

1 1/2

St. John's Chapel, east window, 3d.

1

5

5

St. Paul's Chapel, 2 side do. at do ...

17

11

St. John's Chapel, do. do. do ...

17

11

Nave, eastern bay, clerestory, 2 windows

4

16

3

Do. do. south aisle, plain at 2 1/2d

14

4 3/4

Do. do. north aisle, 3d. and 2 1/2d

1

1

8 1/2

St. Edmund's Chapel, at west end, glazier 1s. 6d.

Two in the exchequer ...

68 Memorandum quod die Dominica prox. post festum St Luciae Virginis, scil. xv. Kal. Jan. (Dec. 18) anno 1328, Dominus dedicovit majus altare in Choro Eccl. Cath. Exon. in honore beatissimae Dei Genitricis atque semper Virginis, et beatorum Apostolorum Petri et Pauli, quibus etiam curam et custodiam ejusdem altaris commendavit." - Grandisson, Reg. vol. ii, fol. 102.

69 I confess to being puzzled by the very first entry in Grandisson's time, Fabric Roll 1328-9. "In 22 bordnaill empt. pro la pulpytte, in turri Set. Johannis 1d," What "pulpytte" can this be in St. John's Tower? I conceive it refers to the northern end of the screen, which is in some sense (see the last Note No. 5) in St John's Tower. The next entry is, " Pro 2 cheynes, 2 ped. long, fac de ferro B. Petri" (ie., out of iron belonging to the Cathedral) " pro voltura" ad novum fontem." "Two chains 2ft long made out of St Peter's iron, for the vaulted cover for the new font" Also "Hinges for the clock in the Nave ": probably the present one (the first mention of it), " pro vertinell fact pro horologio eccl"

70 Fabric Boll 1324-5

See Oliver, p. 179, 382. For the stone: "Timber from Norton: 48 great trees from Langford. A boat from "Thopysham," usque ad Abbatiam de Torre pro duabus lignis ducendis usque la Sege." "To Torre Abbey for two pieces of timber to the quay, (Fr. la Siege)" and similar entries. Fabric Boll 1324-6. Marem de bosco Sidebury," "15 great poplar trees bought for scaffolds, and 100 alder trees, 13s. 6d. 10,000 lath nails, 7a 8d." "Timber bought by the Bishop at London 13s. 6d."

71 Fabric Boll 1328-9

"In 33 petr. de quarr. Silferton cont. 80 ped. long, pro tabellament guttar. super porchia 20s." "For 33 stones from Silverton quarries, containing 80 feet run, for weatherings for the gutters above the porch." Fabric Boll 1329-30, "3000 wooden pins for the stone tiles": "55 petr. cavatis a Silverton pro porchia inter pignones in parte occidental continent 123 pedes pro schywyes" (shoots?)

72 Fabric Roll 1329-30

"In 100 nail, cum apparata eorundem empt, pro magno ostio." For 100 nails with their fittings bought for the great door." "Stip. ferr. 2 fenestr. in nova capella iuxta fontem." "Blacksmith's wages about two windows in the new chapel near the font" "In I bar. ferr. pro fenestra in pugnone australi 3d." For one bar of iron for the window in the south gable (or tower)." "1 bar. fact juxta porchiam pro fenestra." " making 1 bar close to the porch for the window." It appears that this is the window, still existing, looking into the porch, or middle entrance. "In 1 magno gumpn. de novo fact et 1 emend, pro. ostro porchisB 2d." "For making one new hook, and mending one, for the door of the porch 2d."

73 "The name of this Chapel (Si Radegundes) within St. Peter's Cemetery twice occurs in the deed belonging to the Chapter, and [is] dated in the Mayoralty of Walter Turbest, a.d. 1220, and attested by Simon de Apulia then Bishop." - Oliver.

74 Fabric Boll 1331-2

After some entries about the cloisters, the following post entry is attached: - "Mem, quod, die sabbi. prox. post festum S. Vincentii, a.d. 1332, Wills. Canon de Corf, computavit cum Dnis Decano et capitulo Exon. de marmore tarn, per ipsum quam per patrem suum invento ad fabricam navis ecclie. S. Petri Exon. videlicet de 11 columpnis et dim. magnis, precium columpnae, œ10 10s. unde summa œ121 4s. Item 60 paria columpnarum pro [leg. cum] basibus et capitell pro aluris œ15 precium basis cujuslibet cum capitell. et columpn 5s. Item, pro 29 columpnis pro claustro, 21s. 9d precium columpnisB 9d. Summa summarum predictarum œ140 5s. 9d. De quibus idem Willms. recepit per 8 talL de dominis Joh. Shireford et Petro de Castro custodibus eccl. predict. œ132 17s. 5cL Et sic debentur dicto Wills. œ7 8s. 4d. quas receipt super computum per manus Mag. Petro de Castro custodis operis. Et tenetur ad reparandum totum marmor predictum et defectus ejusdem supplere tempore collacionis suae in opere per rationabilem monicionem precedent suae in ad quod faciend obligavit se per litteras suas quae remanent penes Mag. P. de Castro, custodem operis eccl. Exon.Et si diet. Wills praemissa quoad reparacionem et supplecionem dicti marmoris fideliter et bene convftitionem tenuerit, diet. Dec. et Capit. dederunt sibi spem quod satis-facient sibi de 54s. pro quarta parte unis columpnaa ultra receptionem suam predictam. Postea dictus Willms. reparare fecit columpnas et alias defectus competenter, et ideo dicti Dec. et Capit. satisfecerunt dicto Willmo de 54s. pro quarta parte unius columpne ut predictum et sic hie inde eque inter partes predictas. Acta fuerunt hoec ultima in scaccario eccl. B. Petri Exon. die Veneris in crastino Nativitis B. Marise Anno Dom. 1334. In the 1333-4 Boll, the 54s. is said to be paid to Canon and 9s. for the wages of the men "appecien-tiumcolumpnas," "piecing the columns."