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
1891
Number of lights
3
Maker
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
Donor
Mr Sobey, churchwarden, brother of dedicatee.
Dedicatee
William Sobey, late of Treliggon, Lanivet, brother of donor, died
Design
St John the Evangelist (Left-hand light. St John the Evangelist)
  1. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Second light. St John the Evangelist.
St Peter (Second light. St Peter)
  1. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Third light. St Peter.
St James (Right-hand light. St James)
  1. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Right-hand light. St James.
John writing Revelation with angel (Left-hand predella. John writing Revelation with angel)
  1. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Second predella. John writing Revelation with angel.
Christ’s commission to Peter (Second predella. Christ’s commission to Peter)
  1. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Third light. Christ’s commission to Peter.
Christ sitting with James/Mary (Right-hand predella. Christ sitting with James)
  1. 1887. Widecombe in the Moor, St Pancras, South aisle east. Right-hand predella. Christ at the home of Mary of Bethany.
  2. 1891. Ashburton, St Andrew, South aisle 2. Right-hand predella. Christ breaking bread with James.
  3. 1898. Totnes, St Mary, South aisle. Third predella. Christ at the home of Mary and Martha at Bethany.
Notes
  1. Funeral of dedicatee Royal Cornwall Gazette p 4.
  2. Truro Diocesan Faculty 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 (D/E/3/6, D/E/4/3, TCM/1257/3), 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.