Calstock, St Andrew

Tower west

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Not known
Number of lights
Not known
Main subject
Ezekiel : St Andrew : David
Tracery subject
Edward Williams of Honicombe, Calstock, died .
  1. Death of John Pierson Foote of Harewood, Tavistock on , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 3.
  2. Marriage of dedicatee to Emma White, . Foster, Joseph. The Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage of the British Empire, p 658. Second edition, , Westminster, Nichols and Sons.
  3. Death of dedicatee, Cornishman p 5.
  4. Proof of will of dedicatee, executrix Mrs Emma Williams, widow of dedicatee, Illustrated London News p 28.
  5. Kelly’s Directory p 1056 does not mention this window, but describes Mrs Williams as the lady of the manor. Possible donor?
  6. Funeral of Lady Gooch, formerly Miss Alice Elizabeth Williams, daughter of dedicatee. Western Morning News p 3, Cornish & Devon Post p 8.
  7. Mentioned in Kelly’s Directory p 55.

To the glory of God and in loving memory of Edward Williams of Honicombe Esq who was sole surviving grandson of John Pierson Foote of Harewood Esq …

Ezekiel Propheta

Left-hand light. The prophet Ezekiel, shown holding a scroll in his left hand, a reference to the Old Testament book that bears his name.

Sanctus Andreas

Centre light. St Andrew, shown with a saltire cross, the type on which he was martyred. This light in particular is obscured by bell ropes.

Daniel Propheta

Right-hand light. Daniel, shown as a king, with a crown on his head and a sceptre in his left hand, holding in his right hand a scroll, a reference to the Old Testament book that bears his name.

Tracery, showing four arms, partly obscured by the frame that guides the bell ropes.

  1. The arms of Williams of Scorrier House, Caerhayes Castle, Burncoose and Tregullow are vair three crescents or (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 1114. , London, Harrison & Sons). The small light at the very top of the tracery may be the crest of Williams, a demi eagle azure wings elevated sable each wing charged with four bezants.
  2. The arms of Foote of Cornwall are vert a chevron between three martlets argent (Burke , op. cit., p 365).
  3. The arms of Holles are ermine two piles in point sable (Burke , op. cit., p 500). The parents of John Pierson Foote were Ambrose Cox Foote and Elizabeth Foote, née Holles.