Porthilly, St Michael

e1. Chancel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
3
Maker
O’Connor, Michael
Main subject
2a. Angels in adoration and playing tambourine 2b. Christ enthroned. . Angels with palm frond and sword. 2c. Angels playing instrument and holding scroll
1a. Angel holding a palm frond 1b. The Archangel Michael 1c. Angel with a boy in medieval clothing
Donor
Parishioners
Dedicatee
  1. Mrs Anne Sandys, daughter of Revd Edward Marshall (vicar of Breage), of St Minver House, widow of John Sandys ( Warren), died , aged 88
  2. Miss Lucy Sandys, daughter of Anne Sandys, died (the same day as her mother), aged 60
Notes
  1. Sandys family, Burke & Burke, A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland, Volume II, p 1188, London, Henry Colbourne, .
  2. Death of both dedicatees, Cornish Telegraph p 3, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4 (notice), Royal Cornwall Gazette p 8 (short article).
  3. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol III p 369. William Lake, Truro, handsome stained glass.
  4. J Maclean, The Parochial and Family History of the Deanery of Trigg Major in the County of Cornwall vol III p 38. London, Nichols & Sons, .
  5. Manufacturer from JB : 85.
  6. Same dedicatees and maker as St Minver, Chancel east.

To the Glory of God and in grateful remembrance of Anne and Lucy Sandys this window is erected by the parish of Saint Minver

This window is unusually asymmetric; this can be seen at the tops of the left- and right-hand lights a and c. Also, the centre light b is narrower than c which is narrower than a.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

2. In the centre light is Christ in Majesty, shown seated and holding an orb and sceptre. Below him are two angels, one holding a palm frond and the other a sword. In the left-hand light are two angels, one in adoration and the other playing a tambourine. In the right-hand light are two angels, one playing a wind instrument and the other holding a scroll.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

1a. An angel holding a palm frond.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

1b. The archangel Michael, shown wearing armour and holding a shield and a spear.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

1c. An angel with a boy in medieval clothing.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.