The Virgin Mary

  The Virgin Mary

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Window depicting a standing figure of Mary in red. The shape of the window echoes the steep pitch of the roof.

technique: dalle de verre

firm/studio: probably Buckfast Abbey
designer: Charles Norris

Church of St Winefride, Welshpool, Powys
(liturgical) east wall of the sanctuary

Attributed to the monks of Buckfast in The Buildings of Wales: Powys and listed among the works of Dom. Charles Norris of Buckfast Abbey in his list of windows published by the British Society of Master Glass Painters in 1966.

The same figure is included among the many works in dalle de verre (slab glass set in concrete) at Lillington (Warwickshire), which were said to have been made at Prinknash (see Aidan McRae Thompson's Flickr page). It is possible that perhaps this window perhaps was also made at Prinknash to Norris' design.

The figure is a representation of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and was given by Mr. R.W. Naylor of Chirbury, whose firm was responsible for the erection of the new church.


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 279.


Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: 1979), p. 209.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1966), p. 57.

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  The Virgin Mary

Photo © Martin Crampin

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