The Stained Glass Windows


Essential elements enhancing the monumental oak staircase, the stained glass windows contain the coats of arms of Baron Boullenger and the Lainé family.

Alexandre Boullenger (1791-1853), the father-in-law of Adolphe Lainé who built the current Château de Belmesnil, (and in fact the great-great-great grandfather of the current owners), exercised under the Restoration the function of Attorney General of the King for the Region of Rouen. He received from Charles X the hereditary title of baron with marshalling of coat-armour: "of azure, with two sheaves of gold, accompanied chiefly by a sun of the same and, at a peak, by a silver crescent".

The stained glass windows, severely damaged, were dismantled in 1998, to be restored in Ireland by the American craftsman, BOTEY. They were damaged on the return journey, which meant that the craftsman finally had to return to the Château in 1999 in order to restore them to their identical state.