Fowey, Ship Inn

Dining room

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Date of manufacture and insertion
1888
Number of lights
3
Maker
Fouracre & Watson
Main subject
Preparing to sail against the Spanish Armada.
Tracery subject
Arms of Duchy of Cornwall, Purcell, Fowey.
Subject type
Narrative
Notes
  1. Description of windows in Plymouth Guildhall, Western Morning News p 3.
  2. Manufacturer from similarity to work by Fouracre in Looe Guildhall, particularly the two narrative windows Council Chamber north 2 and Council Chamber south 2, and Plymouth Guildhall (Naylor, G, Fouracre & Son Stained Glass Manufacturers of Plymouth, p 20 Figure 7, Old Plymouth Society, 2018).
  3. Insertion date: speculative, but may have been one of many memorials erected to celebrate the tercentenary of the Spanish Armada.

Ye Shippes of Fowey Haven preparing to welcome ye Armada.

The sign of Ye Shippe Inn is shown near the top of the third light.

Top left: arms of Duchy of Cornwall: sable, fifteen bezants, five, four, three, two and one (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 230. , London, Harrison & Sons).

Top centre: arms of Purcell, Baron of Loughmoe (of whom the Revd Handfield Noel Purcell, vicar of Fowey for 54 years from to , was a descendant): or, a saltire between four boars’ heads couped sable (Burke, Bernard, The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales, p 829. , London, Harrison & Sons). Each of the boars has a red tongue (langued gules).

Top right: emblem of Fowey from the seal of the town: On a shield a ship of three masts on the sea, her topsail furled (Pasco, WP, A Cornish Armory, p 133. Padstow, The Lodenek Press, ).

Main scene of Looe Guildhall, Council Chamber north 2 Left-hand light of Fowey, Ship Inn, Dining room Centre light of Fowey, Ship Inn, Dining room

Left, the main scene of Looe Guildhall, Council Chamber north 2 and, on the right, the left and centre lights of this window, showing the stylistic similarities.