Heavenly Gifts

  Heavenly Gifts

Photo © Martin Crampin

Windows on the north side of the nave.

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Two pairs of windows on opposite sides of the nave clerestory. Although largely abstract, some symbols are clear and a biblical text is given above the easternmost light of each pair. In the south pair, the biblical reference is to the parable of the wheat and the tares. The left-hand light shows a dove descending upon a church with the suggestion of a red cross. The north pair has a reference to Isaiah 45: 8, the raining down and springing up of righteousness and salvation. There are suggestions of the sun, the chi-rho and the chalice and host in the left-hand light, and on the right a descending dove and the suggestion of a red sword, and a serpent, a torch and a wheel at the bottom.

technique: stained glass

artist: Leonard Charles Evetts

Church of St Theodore, Port Talbot, Neath Port Talbot
north and south clerestory

Signed by the artist.

Each light carries a name of those commemorated, all from the same family: Guiditta Rosa Elizabeth Cound (1889-1971), William James Francis Cound (1893-1974), Richard Martin Cound (1855-1915), Mary Cound (1853-1937).

The windows were reset in their current position in 2000, from their original position in the south chapel. These openings are larger, with the upper roundels added above one of the lights.


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Further reading

Leonard Evetts: Master Designer (Newcastle-on-Tyne: 2001), pp. 72, 197.


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 533.

View this object on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue

Photo © Martin Crampin

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