Tavistock, St Eustachius

Lady Chapel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Wailes, William
Main subject
2. Christ aloft in the sky—Ascension
1a. Angel holding scroll 1b, 1c, 1d. Bearing of Christ’s body to the grave 1e. Angel holding scroll
Tracery subject
Angels holding scrolls and playing musical instruments
Subject type
Figurative historical
Bequest of Henry Terrell of Fairchilds, Watts’ Road, Tavistock, died
  1. Death of dedicatee, Western Times p 2, North Devon Journal p 8, Western Morning News p 2, Tavistock Gazette p 4, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5. Dedicatee left instructions in his will for the erection of a window in Tavistock Church.
  2. Insertion in progress, Tavistock Gazette p 4 (gives maker as Mr Swailes of Newcastle-on-Tyne), Tavistock Gazette p 4 (gives detailed description of subjects.
  3. Image of window.

To the honor & glory of God & for the adornment of His House. This window was dedicated by the late Henry Terrell, a native & life-long inhabitant of Tavistock. He died

Tracery. Angels holding scrolls on which is written Sanctus (Holy) and playing musical instruments.

2. The Ascension. In 2c Christ is shown ascending from the summit of Mount Olivet; his right hand is raised in benediction of the eleven apostlles who are grouped in various attitudes in the other four panels.

1b, 1c 1d. The Entombment. The dead body of Christ is being laid in the sepulchre by John the Evangelist, Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus. On the left are the sorrowing women.

1a, 1e. Angels hold scrolls on which is written It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption (Ⅰ Corinthians 15:42) and It is sown as a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body (Ⅰ Corinthians 15:44).