Truro, Cathedral Church of St Mary

SMs8 a. St Mary’s aisle 7 left

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
1907
Number of lights
2
Maker
Clayton & Bell
Main subject
Tracery and right canopy - medieval fragments, including female figure. Main subject: Our Lord in glory, as symbolically represented in Revelation 1, Predella: St John leading Mary away from the Cross.
Donor
Friends of dedicatee.
Dedicatee
John Barrett, second Warden of the Cathedral Guild of Lay Assistants.
Notes
  1. Medieval fragments reinserted in tracery by Fouracre and Watson in what had become St Mary’s Aisle of Truro Cathedral. Minutes of Truro Cathedral Executive Committee, TCM/435, .
  2. Insertion, West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser p 3.
  3. Dedication, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5 (contains description of subjects.
  4. Dedication Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 162 (). Heard & Sons, Truro (D/E/3/13, D/E/4/7).
  5. Right-hand light was inserted in (over fifty years later).

To·the·Glory·of·God·and·in·memory·of·John·Barrett Second·warden·of·the·Cathedral·Guild·of·Lay·Assistants. This·window·was·erected·by·many·friends·.

SMs8. The right-hand light (SMs8 b) was inserted in , over fifty years after the left-hand light (SMs8 a).

SMs8 tracery. The upper and right-hand light contain medieval fragments.

SMs8 tracery detail. A medieval-style head.

SMs8. The left-hand light (SMs8 a) was made by Clayton and Bell in ; the right-hand light (SMs8 b) was made by the AK Nicholson studio in .

I am Alpha and Omega the first and the last (Revelation 1:11). I am he that liveth (Revelation 1:18).

SMs8 2a. This panel shows the vision described in Revelation 1:10–20. The Son of Man stands in the midst of seven candlesticks, representing the seven churches of Asia. In His right hand he holds seven stars, representing the angels of the seven churches. In His left hand he holds a book in which are written Α and Ω (Alpha and Omega), pierced by a two-edged sword. The stigmata from the Crucifixion are visible on His hands.

SMs8 1a. St John leads the Blessed Virgin Mary away from the foot of the Cross, with two ladders and the base of the cross in the background.