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Saints and Donors

  Saints and Donors

Photo © Martin Crampin

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1530-1542, reset in the nineteenth century

Two-light window with four rectangular panels, set in decorative frames. Top left: a tonsured monk is shown kneeling before a nimbed mitred figure and a further armoured figure behind, holding a shield and flag with a white cross on a red ground; top right: a tonsured abbot is shown kneeling before the Virgin and Child and a further armoured figure behind, who holds a flag with a white cross; below left: a tonsured monk kneels before a seated female saint holding a sword; below right: a standing male saint presents a tonsured kneeling abbot.

size: 68 cm (width of each light); width of figurative panels 54 cm

Church of St Cadoc, Aberpergwm, Neath Port Talbot
east wall of the chancel

Previously assumed to be Flemish, the panels have recently been identified by Roger Rosewell as originating from Steinfeld Abbey, near Cologne.

Since these photographs were taken (2010) the glass has been conserved.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 02-05-2012


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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 61.

Andrew Renton, 'Discovering Pre-1700 Stained Glass in South Wales' Vidimus, vol. 34 (November 2009).

David King and Roger Rosewell, 'New Steinfeld Discoveries: Special Supplement' Vidimus, vol. 35 (December 2009).


John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 360.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2012. (accessed 21 October 2021)

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  Saints and Donors

Photo © Martin Crampin

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