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The Armies of Heaven

  The Armies of Heaven

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1873, with fragments from about 1500

Four-light window depicting the armies of heaven at war. The central image is surrounded by eight angels each holding one of the Beatitudes. The figure on a white horse at the centre rides beneath the text 'Faithful and true', from Revelation 19:11.

There are fragments of medieval glass in the tracery, including fragments of angels and figures of Peter and Barbara.

size: 48 cm (width of each light) [approx]
firm/studio: Heaton, Butler & Bayne

Church of All Saints, Gresford, Wrexham
south wall of the nave (window number: sVI)

Inscription: "And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses clothed in fine linen white and clean". (Revelation 19:14).


 
Record added by Charlene Crampin, edited by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 27-04-2018

 

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Further reading

Mostyn Lewis, Stained Glass in North Wales up to 1850 (Altrincham: John Sherratt and Son Ltd, 1970), p. 38.

References

Edward Hubbard, The Buildings of Wales: Clwyd (Harmondsworth/Cardiff: Penguin/University of Wales Press, 1986), p. 172.

Painton Cowen, A Guide to Stained Glass in Britain (London: Michael Joseph, 1985), p. 220.


 

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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2018. (record added by Charlene Crampin)
https://stainedglass.delweddau.cymru/object/980 (accessed 25 April 2024)



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