Looe, Guildhall

North 5

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 & Watson
Main subject
Set in decorative square quarries:
  1. Upper. Crest of Childe.
  2. Centre. Roundel of de Taillefer.
  3. Lower. Arms of Childs.
Subject type
Figurative historical
Borlase Childs
  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).
  1. Upper. Crest of Childs?
  2. Centre. Roundel of de Taillefer.
  3. Lower. Arms of Childs?

The Borlase window.

Crest of Childe, an eagle with wings expanded argent enveloped around the neck and body with a snake proper.

de Taillfier [sic]

Arms of Childs? impaling Wyndham at bottom of window. The Borlase family is descended from the French family of Taillefer of Angoulême. (Borlase, William Copeland, The Descent, Name and Arms of Borlase of Borlase in the County of Cornwall, p 78, , London, George Bell & Sons, Cornishman p 6). Marriage of Borlase Childs, eldest son of J Childs of Liskeard, to Jane Florence Wyndham, eldest daughter of John Eveleigh Wyndham of Sock Dennis, Somerset Bath Chronicle and Weekly Gazette p 5. The arms of Childe The arms of Wyndham are azure a chevron between three lions’ heads erased or (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 1143. , London, Harrison & Sons).