Mylor, St Melorus

South transept south extension

Entries in grey are not obtained from documentary evidence, but are inferred from content, context, etc.

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
1
Maker
Gibbs, Alexander
Main subject
St Melorus
Donor
Capt and Mrs Norway of Lawn Cliff, Flushing.
Notes
  1. Maker’s mark.
  2. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4, Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 1 (donors given as Capt and Mrs Murray, corrected in Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4).
  3. Maker, dedicatee, insertion, subject, Western Morning News p 4, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 2, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4. Location described as new vestry.
  4. Mentioned in obituary of donor, Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 5.
  5. Manufacturer, donor, subject from HP Olivey, Notes on the Parish of Mylor, Cornwall, p 67. , Taunton. Barnicott & Pearce, Athenæum Press.. Location described as new vestry.

CREDO·SANCTORVM·COMMVNIONEM (I believe in the communion of saints) from the Apostles’ Creed.

St Milorus. At the top of the window is the crown of glory, with the seven mystic stars, typical of the holy spirit of God. Below the crown is a banner on which is written GLORIA·IN·EXCELSIS·DEO (Glory to God in the highest) from the Gloria in Excelsis. Below the banner are two guardian angels above St Melorus in a canopied niche. On the scrolls at the bottom, which have a background of grapes symbolising the blood of martyrs, is written TE·MARTYRVM CANDIDATVS·LAVDAT EXERCITVS·TE·PER ORBEM·TERRARVM·SANCTA·CONFITETVR·ECCLESIA PATREM·IMMENSÆ·MAIESTATIS (The white-robed army of martyrs praise you. Throughout the world the holy Church acclaims you: Father, of majesty unbounded) from the Te Deum Laudamus.

SANCTVS·MELORVS·MARTYR· (St Melorus martyr ).

St Melorus holds a sword, the instrument of his martyrdom, in his left hand and a palm frond, the symbol of martyrdom, in his right hand. Next to him is a white lily of purity.

ALEXR GIBBS·Fecit·BEDFORD SQ LONDON.

The mark of the maker, Alexander Gibbs of Bedford Square, London, in the bottom right-hand corner of the window.