Truro, St George the Martyr

Chancel north 1

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
1855
Number of lights
1
Maker
Warrington, William
Main subject
Decorative panels with Instruments of the Passion on shields:
2. Sword, Lantern, Staves
1. Reed, Cock, Column, Scourge
Notes
  1. Insertion from Royal Cornwall Gazette p 6.
  2. Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5 (consecration of church).
  3. Maker, insertion, subject from The Ecclesiologist No ⅭⅪ, December 1855, p 390.
  4. Pair with Chancel south 1.

Instruments of the Passion on shields.

The upper shield contains the sword used by Peter to cut off the ear of the High Priest’s servant (with the ear on it) and the lantern and staves used by the arresting soldiers at the time of the betrayal.

The lower shield contains the reed placed in Jesus’ hand as a mock sceptre, the cock that crowed after Peter’s third denial of Jesus, the column where Jesus was whipped and the scourge used to whip him.