St Margaret
detail from Christ with St James and St Margaret

  St Margaret    detail from    Christ with St James and St Margaret

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1952

Three-light window with standing figures and scenes below the two saints. Christ is shown crowned, making a blessing and holding a sceptre, standing on a rainbow. Below him is the Agnus Dei, upon the book with the seven seals. James is shown dressed as a pilgrim, and below him a scene with Josias, prior to their martyrdom, with James' words to Josias "Peace be to thee". Margaret is shown subduing a lively red dragon, and below is shown standing before the Governor of Antioch, professing "I am not afraid of thy death". Badges of the armed forces below, with further symbols above including the dove of the Holy Spirit.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Celtic Studios
designer: Howard Martin

Church of St Margaret, Crynant, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel

Signed and dated with the firm's mark, also detailing that the window was designed by H. Martin, and painted by Hubert P. Thomas and B.T. Evans.

The window was commissioned as a war memorial, although the idea developed into a planned scheme of windows, all designed and made by Celtic Studios between 1951 and 1966.





 

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Christ with St James and St MargaretChrist with St James and St MargaretSt James: Christ with St James and St MargaretSt James with Josias before their Martyrdom: Christ with St James and St MargaretChrist in Majesty: Christ with St James and St MargaretAgnus Dei: Christ with St James and St MargaretSt Margaret Before the Governor of Antioch: Christ with St James and St Margaret

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Further reading

John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 335.

Maurice Broady, A Vision Fulfilled: The story of Celtic Studios and Swansea's architectural glass tradition (Swansea: West Glamorgan Archive Service, 2010), pp. 34-5, 43-4, 109.

Maurice Broady, 'The Secret of the Dulais Valley. Stained Glass Windows in St Margaret's, Crynant' in Morgannwg, vol. XXXVII, pp. 83-99 (1993).




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Photo © Martin Crampin


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