Ashbourne, St Oswald, Derbyshire ****

“Queen Charlotte was said to have broken into tears on seeing the statue (of Penelope Boothby, dead at age 5) at a Royal Academy exhibition. Evincing such a reaction was regarded as a challenge to late-Georgian sculpture.”

Ashbourne also contains my favourite of any stained glass window in England, the The Turnbull Window, commemorating the death of two young sisters, Monica and Dorothea Turnbull, a splendid work of spiritual and artistic vision.

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