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Sant Dewi
from St Teilo and St David

   Sant Dewi     from    St Teilo and St David

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Two-light window with standing figures of the saints, dressed as a bishop and an archbishop, holding staffs. Teilo (the name given here in the form Teilyau), also holds a bell.

Church of St Teilo, Merthyr Mawr, Bridgend
west wall of the nave

These early depictions of Welsh saints perhaps anticipate the sympathy for the Celtic Revival which may be seen in the later nineteenth-century collection of Celtic Revival gravestones of the Nicholl family in the graveyard. The antiquarian interests of the donor is perhaps also reflected in the form used for Teilo, which is similar to the oldest known form of the name, Teiliau (Latin: Teliaus), used in the early medieval Book of Chad. The name is nonetheless given after the Welsh 'Sant'; in contrast, David is given in the Welsh form, Dewi, but also follows Sant, rather than the more usual 'Dewi Sant'.

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2017. (accessed 10 April 2020)


   Sant Dewi     from    St Teilo and St David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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