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St Cuthbert’s window at Bolton Abbey

A tiny window at Bolton Abbey’s Priory Church   depicts the northern saint Cuthbert to whom, with St Mary, Mother of Jesus, the Priory is dedicated.  The window was a gift from a nineteenth century steward of the Duke of Devonshire and shows Cuthbert as Bishop of Lindisfarne, cradling in his arms the severed head of his fellow saint, Oswald, a Christian King whose skull is possibly the one found during excavation of Cuthbert’s grave in Durham Cathedral.