St George Fighting the Dragon

  St George Fighting the Dragon

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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Two-light window.

technique: stained glass

artist: John Petts

Church of St Mary, Llandovery, Carmarthenshire
south wall of the chancel

Memorial to Captain John Logan Stewart of Llanfair House, killed at Dunkirk 1940. Given by his parents Major & Mrs W. E. Logan Stewart. His sister Mary Elizabeth Halliday, contributed to the design, which includes a portrait of Capt Stewart (as St George) and of his favourite dog.

'The swastika on the dragon's limb symbolizes the evil which was defeated in World War II' (Church Guide). Window bears the inscription 'He fought for peace - and found it'. It is interesting to note that this war memorial window dates from 25 years after the death of the person commemorated.


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Further reading

Alison Smith, 'Light, Colour and the Bible: The Stained Glass Windows of John Petts (1914-91)' (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), pp. 224-6.

Martin Crampin and John Morgan-Guy, Imaging the Bible in Wales (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2010), The Victory of Good Over Evil: Saints and Soldiers.


Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 292.

Alison Smith, 'John Petts: Designer-Craftsman 1914-1991' The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xix, no. 2 (19913), p. 226.

A Directory of Stained Glass Windows (London: The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, 1966), p. 60.

Directory of Master Glass Painters (London: Oriel Press (The British Society of Master Glass-Painters), 1972), p. 78.

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  St George Fighting the Dragon

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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