Lanivet, St Nevet

North aisle 1

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

Date of manufacture and insertion
Number of lights
Fouracre & Son
Main subject
SS John above angel of Divine inspiration : Peter above Christ’s commission to Peter : James above scene with Christ with James and female
Tracery subject
Sun above Angels with sanctus scrolls
Subject type
Figurative historical
Mr Sobey, churchwarden, brother of dedicatee.
William Sobey, late of Treliggon, Lanivet, brother of donor, died
  1. Funeral of dedicatee Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. TDF 1891, 19/10/1891.
  3. Soon to be inserted, maker, donor Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  4. Insertion , maker, donor Royal Cornwall Gazette p 5.
  5. Same insertion date and maker as South aisle west.
  6. Maker from Truro Diocesan Kalendar p 172 (). Heard & Sons, Truro, but confused entry. Gives subjects as SS. Paul[sic], James, John, and donor as Rector, despite inscription at bottom of window.

To·the·memory·of·William·Sobey born··died··late·of·Treliggon·in·this·parish

North aisle 1 whole. The subjects of the main lights are, from left the right:

  1. St John the Evangelist holding, in his left hand, a chalice from which a dragon is emerging and, in his right hand, a scroll, a reference to his Gospel.
  2. St Peter with the keys hanging from his left arm and holding a book and a quill pen, a reference to his Epistles.
  3. St James, holding a scroll. This is probably a reference to the Letter of James, thought to have been written by James the Less.

North aisle 1 tracery.

North aisle 1.

Left-hand predella: the angel of Divine inspiration appears to John. At the time when the window was made, the Book of Revelation was thought to have been written by the same person as St John’s Gospel, though this is now thought unlikely.

Centre predella: Christ’s commission to Peter: Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep. (John 21:15–17).

North aisle 1.

Centre predella: Christ’s commission to Peter: Feed my lambs. Feed my sheep. (John 21:15–17).

Right-hand predella. A domestic scene that has no Biblical origin, showing Christ talking to St James, who is holding the scroll of his epistle. A female figure (possibly Mary Magdalene or Mary Cleophas) is between them, holding a plate of fruit (vines and possibly pomegranates), and a jug of wine stands on the table behind Christ. One reading of the scene is that, like the other two predellas, it is allegorical, not narrative, showing St James as a witness to the Resurrection recording the teachings of Christ.