LETTER:Glass warfare at Sherborne

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The Independent Online
From Mr Andrew Duff

Sir: In attacking the "vandals" of Sherborne, James Fenton ("Old, faded - but no, vicar, not throwaway", 24 July) is guilty of breathtaking metropolitan arrogance. In seeking to turn this wonderful early English perpendicular church into a museum for Victoriana, he is perverse. In preferring the bleached and dilapidated remnant of Augustus Pugin's factory to the elegant and striking icon of the Blessed Virgin Mary by John Hayward - Sherborne's choice for the new window - Mr Fenton is, well, just wrong.

Yours sincerely,

Andrew Duff

London, SW1

25 July