Ladock, St Ladoca

Chancel east

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
1863
Number of lights
3
Maker
Morris, William & Co
Main subject
Main lights: the Marys mentioned in the New Testament:
  1. Mary Magdalene and Mary the wife of Cleophas (WM169a-original)
  2. Mary the sister of Lazarus washing Christ’s feet at the house of Simon the leper at Bethany (BJ151a-original)
  3. Virgin Mary and St Ladoca (WM183a-original).
Lower panel: three roundels containing angels playing cymbals, pipes and psaltery.
Tracery subject
Wheel window - Christ in majesty (BJ164a-original)
Donor
Revd Richard Farquhar Wise, rector of Ladock, son of dedicatee, as part of renovation that he paid for.
Dedicatee
Mrs Mary Anne Wise, wife of Richard Wise, MD, died
Notes
  1. Death of dedicatee, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  2. Insertion, subjects, Royal Cornwall Gazette p 7.
  3. Kelly’s Directory p 782.
  4. Sewter (2) : 109.
  5. MG Swift, The Morris windows at St Ladoca, Ladock, Cornwall.

BLESSED ARE THE MEEK FOR THEY SHALL INHERIT THE EARTH (Matthew 5:5).

In memoriam MA Wise, inter matres carissimae blandissimaeque die passionis domini obiit 1862 (In memory of MA Wise, the dearest and most charming of mothers, who died on Good Friday .)

Tracery quinquefoil: Christ in Majesty seated on a rainbow, with sun, moon and stars.

Tracery quinquefoil exterior

Main lights.

S MARIA DE MAGDALA. MARIA … .

Left-hand light: Mary Magdalene holding a jar of ointment and Mary the wife of Cleophas.

Left-hand light detail.

Centre light: Mary wipes Jesus’s feet with her hair (John 12:3, (Luke 7:38)

Centre light: detail..

Centre light: detail.

S MARIA MATER CHRISTI. SANCTA LADOCKA

Mary the Mother of Christ, holding a lily in her left hand and a book in her right hand, and St Ladoca

Lower left: angel playing cymbals.

Lower centre: angel playing two pipes.

Lower right: angel playing psaltery.