Virginstow, St Bridget

Chancel north

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
1935
Number of lights
1
Maker
Wippell, J (designed by George Cooper-Abbs)
Main subject
St Bridget
Donor
Bequest of Mrs Mary Eden Pearce, née Thackrah, of Fair Haven, 5 Killerton Road, Bude, wife of Dr Edward Thomas Pearce, died .
Notes
  1. Death of donor, Western Morning News p 1.
  2. Will of donor, Cornishman p 3, London Gazette, p 4006.
  3. Maker’s mark.
  4. Truro Diocesan Faculty petition dated , D/R/12/47, granted - Three stained glass (Chancel east, Chancel south, Chancel north).
  5. Manufacturer, insertion, A directory of stained glass windows executed within the past twenty years , p 94. London, The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, , A directory of stained glass windows executed within the past twenty years , p 21. London, The British Society of Master Glass-Painters, .
  6. Image of whole window (from Virginstowe parish website).

S. Bridget

St Bridget, indicating with her left hand a building, probably the monastery at Kildare that she founded on the site of a pagan shrine. On her right arm she carries a basket, possibly a reference to her power to multiply such things as butter, bacon and milk. At the top of the window is the eternal flame served by a group of young women at the shrine.