St George's Church, Stamford

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St George's Church
St George's Church, Stamford, southern aspect.jpg

St George's Church is a Grade I listed building in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England.[1]

A major benefactor of the church was William Bruges (1375–1450), first Garter King of Arms who is buried in the church. St George's claims to be the original church of the Order of the Garter.[2] Originally the chancel contained a series of seven windows containing portraits of the Knights of the Garter, but little remains apart from a collection of garter panes in the north chancel window and a few fragments in the south window including the centre panes of St Catherine and St Anne.[1]

The church's exterior has remained unchanged from its original 15th-century exterior except its tower which was rebuilt in the 17th century. The interior of the church was subject to Victorian restoration when pews were removed, a new pulpit built, and the floor re-laid. In the south aisle there is a Hugh Arnold stained glass window (1909) to the memory of architect John Charles Traylen.


  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Church of St George  (Grade I) (1168674)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 August 2015.
  2. ^ "St. George's". Retrieved 16 June 2013.

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Coordinates: 52°39′06″N 0°28′33″W / 52.6517°N 0.4759°W / 52.6517; -0.4759