Truro, St George the Martyr

Tower west

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Horwood Bros of Frome
Main subject
a. St George
b. The Archangel Michael
Vine leaf diaper background
Tracery subject
Angel with scroll and inscription
Subject type
Figurative allegorical
Public subscription
Alfred Jenkins, son of William Harry Jenkins and Maria Martin Jenkins of Truro, died at Chañaral, Chile, aged 24.
  1. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5, Historia de la Región de Atacama, Chile.
  2. J Polsue, A Complete Parochial History of the County of Cornwall, vol II p 332. William Lake, Truro, .
  3. Kelly’s Directory p 1034.
  4. Insertion from Royal Cornwall Gazette p 8, quoted in vestry minute book (P237/8/1) which gives maker.
  5. Lake’s Falmouth Packet and Cornwall Advertiser p 1.
  6. The first by Horwoods.

In memory of Alfred, son of William Harry and Maria Martin Jenkins, who departed this life at Chanaral, Chili, ; aged 24 years

That the young may take encouragement by endeavouring to follow the virtues and good deeds of an exemplary character, this window is erected by subscription to record the death of Alfred Jenkins, who remembered his Creator in the days of his youth (on a plaque below the window)

a. George slays a dragon

a detail. Compass and set-square, a Masonic emblem, at the bottom of the light.

b. The archangel Michael slays a dragon

Trinitas Unitas (Trinity, Unity)

b detail. Borromean rings, as a symbol of the Holy Trinity, at the bottom of the light. This is strikingly similar to the illustration from a 13th-century French Miniature reproduced in AN Didron (translated by Margaret Stokes), Christian Iconography, Vol II, p 46, , London, George Bell & Sons.