February 11, 2011

First published in Looking Back

From the Durham County Advertiser 50 years ago
Two stained glass panels taken down at Brancepeth Castle and stored on the outbreak of war may find a new setting in Durham City Town Hall.

The city council has accepted an offer by Lord Boyne, former owner of the castle, of panels portraying Richard de Ebor and Cecilia de Neville.

Lord Boyne has also offered the city council a larger window depicting the Battle of Neville’s Cross, but the city council is to obtain specialist advice as to the value, condition and cost of repair of this window before deciding whether or not to accept it.

The window is extensively damaged.

The two smaller panels accepted by the council are about 100 years old.

They have been stored in the bell tower at the castle, now the depot of the DLI.

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