Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

s12. South transept lancet 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
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
St Lawrence displaying the poor as the treasure of the Church : Conversion of Constantine : Augustine entering Canterbury
“Lady Rowe”, probably Dame Frances Ann Rowe, daughter of James Bate of Exeter, widow of Sir Joshua Rowe, CB, died
Lt Col Charles Lygon Cocks of Treverbyn Vean, St Neot, formerly of the Coldstream Guards, chairman of the committee that selected the stone for the building of the cathedral, died .
  1. Death of dedicatee, Western Morning News p 5, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  2. Donor/dedicatee=CintW 5/11/1887 - inserted by consecration.
  3. Dame Frances Ann Rowe, the likely donor of this window, was the donor of n2, also inserted by the time of the consecration, and then the dedicatee of n3.

The right-hand lancet below the south rose window.

Divitias pavperes ecc(lesi)ae S(anctus) Lavrentivs ostendit (St Lawrence shows the poor as the riches of the Church).

3. St Lawrence is depicted wearing deacon’s robes, and in the foreground are blind, crippled, lame and suffering figures.

Constantinvs Avgvstvs crvcem agnoscit (Constantine Augustus acknowledges the cross).

2. The conversion of Constantine, who kneels before his army, with rays representing the Holy Spirit and the sign of the Cross descending upon him from the upper right corner of the scene. Above the sun is part of the message ‘In hoc signo vinces’ (In this sign you will conquer) that Constantine is reputed to have seen.

S(anctus) Avgvstinvs Doroberniae praedicat (St Augustine preaches at Dorobernia [Canterbury]).

1. Augustine, holding a panel portraying the Crucifixion, preaches to King Æthelbert and his wife Bertha, who has a small cross on her dress showing that she was a Christian.