St Barnabas and St James with Local Scenes

  St Barnabas and St James with Local Scenes

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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1978

Two-light window with standing figures of the two saints. Below Barnabas is a scene depicting Bishop Henry de Gower's foundation of a hospital in Swansea and beneath James the University building, Singleton Park, Swansea.

technique: stained glass

firm/studio: Chapel Studio

Church of St Mary, Swansea
south wall of the chancel

Inscription: 'This window was given in 1978 by Wilfred Raymond Jenkins for the Beautification of God's House and in memory of his wife Marjorie Clara Jenkins & other dear ones'.

Although installed some twenty years later, the window closely resembles the style of the earlier chancel windows by Powells. The mark of the firm may be seen in the lower left-hand light (as kindly pointed out by Peter Jones).


Henry de Gower built the chancel of the church in which he is now depicted, as well as founding the hospital nearby. He was also responsible for many enlargements of St Davids Cathedral, where he was buried.



 

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St Barnabas and St James with Local ScenesHenry of Gower Founding a Hospital: St Barnabas and St James with Local Scenes

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Further reading

A Short Guide to the Stained Glass Windows in St. Mary's Parish Church Swansea (Swansea: The Friends of St. Mary's, 2001 (second edition)).

References

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 226.




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Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales


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