Church of St Mary, Swansea

formerly in: Glamorgan


N.B.Position of marker is approximate and does not necessarily show the exact location of the site.

Site OS Grid Ref: SS656929
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Church (Anglican)
Church founded in medieval times. The nave was rebuilt in 1739 by Thomas Woodward of Worcester, and the whole church was rebuilt 1894-1898 by Sir Arthur Blomfield. The church was largely destroyed by fire on 21 February 1941 during an air raid. Rebuilt 1954-9 and reconsecrated 28 May 1959 by the architects Leslie T. Moore and Sir Percy Thomas, although Moore withdrew before building began.

People associated with this site
   as architect: Arthur Blomfield


Artworks at this site:
  Nativity with Annunciation and Visitation Nativity with Annunciation and Visitation
designer: John Piper
artist: Margaret Kaye
about 1950-1960
Church of St Mary, Swansea
choir
The Deposition
artist: Ceri Richards
about 1958
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Chapel of the Deposition
  Scenes from the Life of the Virgin Mary Scenes from the Life of the Virgin Mary
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: E. Liddall Armitage
designer: Marjorie Walters
1960
Church of St Mary, Swansea
north wall of the Lady Chapel
  Christ Pantocrator Christ Pantocrator
artist (after): Idwal Brian Bessant
about 2000
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Mother and Child
artist: Alfred Janes
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Chapel of St Philip
  Trinity Chapel Windows and Dorsal Painting Trinity Chapel Windows and Dorsal Painting
designer: John Piper
artist: Patrick Reyntiens
1965
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Chapel of the Holy Trinity
  St John the Baptist St John the Baptist
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rear of the Trinity Chapel
  Moses and King David    from    Figures from the Old and New Testaments Moses and King David
from Figures from the Old and New Testaments

firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: E. Liddall Armitage
about 1958-1959
Church of St Mary, Swansea
chancel
  Christ with the Four Evangelists Christ with the Four Evangelists
firm/studio: Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd
designer: E. Liddall Armitage
about 1959
Church of St Mary, Swansea
east wall of the chancel
  Virgin and Child Virgin and Child
artist: Idwal Brian Bessant
about 2000
Church of St Mary, Swansea
Trinity Chapel



Other sites at Swansea, Glamorgan
Cathedral Church of St Joseph
Church of St Jude
Glynn Vivian Art Gallery
Priory Church of St David

View this site on the Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue


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