St Winnow, St Winnow

s2. Lady Chapel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
16th century
Number of lights
Not known
Main subject
4a. St George slays the dragon 4b. Blessed Virgin Mary and infant Jesus 4c. St Christopher, carrying the infant Christ, wades through water 4d. The Archangel Michael
3a. Donor 3b. Donor 3c. Donor 3d. Bishop
2a. St Winwaloe 2b. Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary 2c. St Mary Magdalene 2d. St Leonard
1a. Arms of Foster 1b. Donor 1c. Donor 1d. Arms of Rich
Tracery subject
B1. Arms of Courtenay as Earl of Devon
A1. Arms of Kayle and Arcedekne
A2. Arms of Courtenay
  1. Marriage of William Foster and Elizabeth Rich, daughter of Robert Rich of Dock Head, Bermondsey on , Morning Chronicle p 4.
  2. Death of William Foster of Lanwithan on , Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  3. Death of Elizabeth Foster at Lanwithan, widow of late William Foster, on , Exeter and Plymouth Gazette p 5.
  4. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol Ⅳ p 325. William Lake, Truro, - “Two or three other lesser windows of stained glass are memorial, but without inscriptions”.
  5. Restored in memory of William and Elizabeth Foster, whose arms are at base, by their children.
  6. Subject=PC : 89 and RICJ 2000 : 50.
  7. Mattingly J, Clare S. Important Medieval Glass Conserved at St Winnow, Cornwall, Vidimus Vol 30, .
  8. Mattingly J, Swift MG, Pre-Dissolution stained glass in Cornwall—a gazetteer, St Winnow, (originally published in Vidimus Vol 31, ).

Whole window


A1 (tracery left). Arms of Kayle of Cornwall are quarterly, battelly counter-battelly argent and sable (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 553. , London, Harrison & Sons). Arms of Arcedekne of Cornwall are argent three chevronels sable (Burke , op. cit., p 22).

B1 (tracery top centre). Probably the arms of Courtenay as Earl of Devon. Quarterly first and fourth or, three torteaux, for Courtenay; second and third or a lion rampant azure for Redvers (the old Earls of Devon) (Burke , op. cit., p 234) The supporters of these arms were two boars argent bristled, tusked and unguled or, which resembles the crest here.

A2 (tracery right). Probably the arms of Courtenay, or, three torteaux, (Burke , op. cit., p 234) with a label for difference (the brown band across the top, originally with three vertical bands, the outer two of which have been lost).

4a. St George

4b. The Virgin and Child

4c. St Christopher

4d. St Michael

3a. Image of donor

3b. Image of donor, possibly William Kayle of Ethy in St Winnow. He is wearing armour on which are the arms of Arcedekne (1st and 4th) quartered with Kayle (2nd and 3rd).

3c. Image of donor, possibly Philippa Trenoweth, the wife of William Kayle, who may be the figure shown in 3b.

3d. Inserted half-figure of a bishop

2a. Probably St Winnow (Winwaloe)

2b. Blessed Virgin Mary, from an otherwise lost Annunciation scene

2c. St Mary Magdalene

2d. A bishop saint traditionally identified as St Leonard

1a. The arms of Foster of Lanwithen (dedicatee of restoration) are per pale sable and gules on a saltire ermine a bugle horn between four escallops. (Burke , op. cit., p FIS–FOX).

1b. Donors

1c. Donors

1d. The arms of Rich (dedicatee of restoration) are quarterly or and azure a chevron between three roundles each charged with a lion rampant all counterchanged. (Burke , op. cit., p 851).