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Medieval Fragments

  Medieval Fragments

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Two-light window. Medieval fragments, with some mid-nineteenth century pieces set in two lancets and an upper sexfoil.

size: 51 cm (width of each light)

Church of St Michael, Caerwys, Flintshire
south wall of the sanctuary (window number: sII)

Much of the glass is likely to have come from the two east windows, perhaps with later glass brought in by restorers. Mostyn Lewis identified several possible subjects from the fragments, including an early Tree of Jesse from the late fourteenth century, further glass of about 1460, with fragments of a crucifixion and apostles from about 1500. Later fragments may date from the late eighteenth century, or more likely the mid-nineteenth century, some of which appear to the work of David Evans.

Glass from the church at Caerwys was also listed among the collections of the Powysland Museum in 1942.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 18-09-2018


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), pp. 29, 30, 33.

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), pp. 31-2.


Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 336.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018. (accessed 23 February 2020)


  Medieval Fragments

Photo © Martin Crampin

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