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Medieval Figures

  Medieval Figures

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early fourteenth century

Two-light window and upper quatrefoil containing medieval glass. Two figures under arcading and bust of a further figure in a roundel in the quatrefoil.

size: 44 cm (width of each light)

Church of St Mary, Treuddyn, Flintshire
north east wall of the chancel apse

The window contains the oldest figurative glass in Wales. The figure in the left-hand light shares similarities with work at Merton College, Oxford, of about 1305, while other parts are close to work of the 1330s at Grappenhall, Cheshire. There are also some later medieval fragments which have beed added into the window, perhaps of early sixteenth century date.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 13-12-2011


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 8, 29-30.

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), pp. 90-1.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 221.


Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 453.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (accessed 12 August 2020)

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