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St Elfod and Nennius

  St Elfod and Nennius

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1958

Three-light window, with the outer lights mostly consisting of plain glass. The central light depicts a standing figure of Elfod wearing a mitre and holding a staff and cross. A kneeling figure below depicts Nennius holding a book.

size: 45 cm (width of each light)
firm/studio: Goddard & Gibbs
designer: Maud Francis Eyston Sumner

Church of St Michael, Abergele, Conwy
south wall of the sanctuary

Given in memory of William Morris Williams, Priest Canon of St Asaph Cathedral and Vicar of Abergele 1944-55.

Brightly coloured glass with minimal additional painting. The similarity in style to the window designed by the artist nearby at Prestatyn suggests that the window may have been made by Goddard and Gibbs.


Elfod was bishop of Bangor in the eighth century and granted land for the building of the church at Abergele. Nennius was a disciple of Elfod and author of the Historia Britonnum. Elfod



 
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References

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 98.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2012.
http://stainedglass.llgc.org.uk/object/3724 (accessed 19 December 2014)


 

  St Elfod and Nennius

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