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Crucifixion and a Soldier Receiving the Crown of Life

  Crucifixion and a Soldier Receiving the Crown of Life

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Two-light window. In the left-hand light Christ is shown on the cross with a female saint, probably Mary Magdalene, below. The right-hand light depicts standing figure of Christ as king, holding a crown and making a blessing as an armoured knight kneels below, offering his sword.

size: 37 cm (width of each light)
firm/studio: Clayton & Bell

Church of St Illtyd, Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan
south wall of the south aisle

The war memorial window is listed as being by Clayton & Bell in The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan. However, much of the glass, including the faces, is not by the firm and of a later date; this may be repair work. The angel at the top of the window is consistent with the work of Clayton & Bell of the 1920s.

The text below reads 'Through death to life' and is almost certainly post-1920.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 15-05-2012


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 408.

Vivian Kelly, St Illtud's Church Llantwit Major (1993), p. 14.


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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 19 January 2022)

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  Crucifixion and a Soldier Receiving the Crown of Life

Photo © Martin Crampin

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