Scenes from the Life of David

  Scenes from the Life of David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1874, with fragments from about 1500
Four light window with the following subjects: 'David minds his father's sheep', 'Samuel anoints David', 'David slays the lion and bear', 'David slays Goliath', 'David's Covenant with Jonathan', 'David spares Saul's life', 'Mourns for Jonathan's death', 'David pours water unto the Lord'.

Musical angels in four central tracery lights (probably contemporary with the main lights), with medieval fragments in the outer tracery lights. These include the symbols of Luke and Mark, an angel and part of an angel holding a shield.

technique: stained glass
size: 48 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in memory of Edward Hunter Townshend who died 9th December 1873 aged 25 years.'


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Further reading

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), p. 38.


Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 172.

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  Scenes from the Life of David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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