St Mewan, St Mewan

Nave north 3

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
Bryans, Herbert W
Main subject
a. St Mewan of Brittany
b. St Elizabeth of Hungary
c. St Stephen
Tracery subject
B1. Crown above IHS symbol
A1, A2. Stars
Dedicatee
Caroline Ellen Stephens of Hembal, St Mewan, second daughter of George Andrew of Carne, St Mewan, widow of Frederick Stephens, died aged 83
Notes
  1. Death and description of dedicatee Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 9.
  2. Truro Diocesan Faculty 15/9/15.
  3. TDM 1916 : 88.
  4. Maker from style (similar to CE Kempe)

To the Glory of God & in memory of the life of loving service of Caroline Ellen Stephens of Hembal in this Parish.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

Tracery. Stars and crown above IHS symbol

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S Mewan

a. St Mewan of Brittany, dressed as an abbot and holding a crozier and a model of the church.

Photograph copyright © John Evans.

S Elizabeth

b. St Elizabeth of Hungary, shown giving alms to a poor man. This is probably a reference to the dedicatee, Caroline Stephens, who was well known for providing accommodation for tramps.

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S Stephen

c. St Stephen, holding a marty’s palm frond and, in his right hand, stones, the instruments of his martyrdom (he was stoned to death).

Photograph copyright © John Evans.