Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

St Matthew
from The Four Evangelists

  St Matthew    from    The Four Evangelists

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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about 1827

Two surviving figures from what was presumably a set of four, reset in two newer windows.

Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

Probably from a set of the four evangelists. Matthew bears the traditional emblem of his martyrdom in Ethiopia, and John the chalice (minus serpent) of the legend of his miraculous escape from poisoning. Apart from the extremely fragmentary pieces of medieval glass, it is possible that this is the earliest surviving figurative glass in the county. Stylistically it looks earlier than the 1826 rebuilding, and may be from the original 1726 chapel, re-set here in the vestibule.

Record added by Martin Crampin, Additional contribution by John Morgan-Guy. Last updated on 14-12-2011


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Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 77.

Thomas Lloyd, Julian Orbach and Robert Scourfield, The Buildings of Wales: Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion (London: Yale University Press, 2006), p. 136.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2011. (with a contribution by John Morgan-Guy) (accessed 27 February 2020)

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  St Matthew    from    The Four Evangelists

Photo © Martin Crampin, Imaging the Bible in Wales

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