Glass Fragments

  Glass Fragments

Photo © Martin Crampin

Single-light window on the (liturgical) south side of the chancel.

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probably sixteenth century
A pair of single-light windows with remnants of painted, stained and pot metal glass arranged in a series of diamond and roundel shapes, with further pieces at the sides. Some figures, architecture and fragmentary scenes are discernible, including the beheading of John the Baptist.

technique: stained glass
size: 48 cm (width of each light); 24 cm (diameter of roundels)

Church of St Michael, Cwmystwyth, Ceredigion
chancel, either side of the sanctuary

These fragments are all that remains of the panels from the collection of Thomas Johnes. They were set in the east window of the church, probably in 1805, and thereby escaped the disastrous fire at Hafod of 1807, but not the fire in the church of 1932.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 62.

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass at Hafod (Aberystwyth: Sulien, 2016).

Martin Crampin, 'Remnants of a Glittering Treasure: Thomas Johnes’s Stained Glass at Hafod' Vidimus, vol. 100 (2016).


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 458.

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  Glass Fragments

Photo © Martin Crampin

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