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Gwynllyw Kneels Before an Angel
from Scenes from the Life of St Gwynllyw

  Gwynllyw Kneels Before an Angel    from    Scenes from the Life of St Gwynllyw

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1913

Three single-light windows. The central light shows a standing figure of Gwynllyw holding a church; in the left-hand light Gwynllyw kneels before an angel telling him to renounce his kingdom in favour of a religious life, and in the right-hand light he meets the white ox with a black spot, who shows him the place where he is to establish his hermitage.


firm/studio: Camm & Co.

Church of St Hilary, Trefilan, Ceredigion
south wall of the nave (window number: sIII, sIV, sV)
previously at: Church of St Gwynlleu, Nantcwnlle, Ceredigion

Formerly a three-light window set into the west wall of the Church of St Gwynlleu, Nantcwnlle and reset into three adjacent lancets in the south wall of the nave at Trefilan.

Given in memory of Evan Williams, vicar of Nantcwnlle from 1864 until his death in 1911, aged 83.


It is not now possible to equate the patron of the church at Nantcwnlle, Gwynlleu, with Gwynllyw of Newport with any certainty. However, the correspondence is powerfully asserted in this window, which is one of only two known windows depicting scenes from Gwynllyw's twelfth-century Latin Life.

 
Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 13-02-2022

 

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St Gwynllyw with His Church: Scenes from the Life of St GwynllywSt Gwynllyw and the White Ox: Scenes from the Life of St GwynllywGwynllyw Kneels Before an Angel: Scenes from the Life of St GwynllywSt Gwynllyw with His Church: Scenes from the Life of St GwynllywSt Gwynllyw and the White Ox: Scenes from the Life of St Gwynllyw

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References

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 544.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2022.
https://stainedglass.delweddau.cymru/object/1958 (accessed 23 April 2024)


 

  Gwynllyw Kneels Before an Angel    from    Scenes from the Life of St Gwynllyw

Photo © Martin Crampin



 
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