Looe, Guildhall

Kitchen

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1877
Number of lights
2
Maker
Fouracre & Watson
Main subject
Arms, crests and emblems (one Masonic) set in decorative square quarries.
Subject type
Decorative
Donor
Revd Joseph King, vicar of St Martin-by-Looe and John Ford Gould of Barnstaple (architect)
Notes
  1. Contract to be awarded to Fouracre & Watson, Western Morning News p 2,
  2. Western Morning News p 4, Cornish Times p 4, Cornish Telegraph p 4 (detailed descriptions of windows).

Arms (centre), crest (upper) and emblem (lower) of (left) Revd Joseph King, vicar of St Martin-by-Looe and (right) John Ford Gould, architect.

Arms (centre) and crest (upper) of Revd Joseph King. The arms of King often include a lion rampant between three crosses crosslet and the crest of King of Devon is out of a ducal coronet or, a demi ostrich argent wings endorsed beaked gold (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 565. , London, Harrison & Sons).

Arms (centre), crest (upper) and masonic emblem (lower) of John Ford Gould of Barnstaple, the architect of the building.

The arms of Gould of Frome Bellett and Frampton, Glamorgan are per saltire or and azure a lion rampant counterchanged. The crest (on the left) is an arm embowed, vested gules cuffed or, holding in the hand proper a banner paly of six azure and gold, on a canton argent a cross of the first, the staff also gold. The motto of Gould is Non nobis esti (Be it not unto us) which has been rendered around the arms as Non nobis neti. (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 415. , London, Harrison & Sons).

The arms of Ford of Chagford, Ashburton, Bagtor and Nutwell are per fesse argent and sable in chief a greyhound courant, in base an owl and the crest (on the right) is a demi greyhound rampant sable charged with three acorns in bend between two bendlets or, between as many branches vert, fructed argent. (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 366. , London, Harrison & Sons).

Masonic emblem below the arms and crest of Gould.