Medieval Fragments

  Medieval Fragments

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about 1460 and 1500
Two lights mounted in front of a two-light window composed of fragments.

technique: stained glass

Church of Corpus Christi, Tremeirchion, Denbighshire
south wall of the nave

A range of fragments which suggest a number of subjects. Most prominent is a female figure in the right-hand light, thought to be St Anne. The figure has been put forward as the mirror image of a depiction of St Anne at All Saints, York, in a scene where she is teaching Mary to read. The York window is dated 1440, and this fragment is probably later than this date. The similarity with the mid-fifteenth century work at Over Peover (Cheshire) is more certain.

Also present are bones from the foot of a crucifixion, a devil from either a doom scene or depiction of Michael, a wheel perhaps suggesting Catherine, fragments of the creed suggesting the presence of apostles, and angels.


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Further reading

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), pp. 93-4.

Penny Hebgin-Barnes, The Medieval Stained Glass of Cheshire (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010), pp. clxi-iii.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 221.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 32–3.

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 448.

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  Medieval Fragments

Photo © Martin Crampin

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