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Figures from the Bible and Saints

  Figures from the Bible and Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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The sanctuary windows comprise five three-light windows with standing figures. The figures, from left to right, are Noah, Abraham with Isaac, Moses, Isaiah, David, John the Baptist, Christ flanked by Mary and John, Mary Magdalene, Peter, Stephen, and the Welsh saints Llure, David and Afan. The windows also include family heraldry and inscriptions below, and the instruments of the Passion above.

size: 35 cm (width of each light)
firm/studio: C.E. Kempe

Church of All Saints, Newbridge-on-Wye
sanctuary apse (window number: I)

Given in memory of the Venables family. Most of the figures were installed in 1883 although the central window was installed last, in 1885.

Some figures were reused cartoons by Wyndham Hope Hughes from Holy Trinity, Stirling, reconfigured in these windows with newer designs that Adrian Barlow attributes to Kempe's chief designer of the 1880s, John Carter.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 14-08-2020


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St Llyr, St David and St AfanSt Mary Magdalene, St Peter and St StephenChrist with the Virgin Mary and St JohnIsaiah, David and John the BaptistNoah, Abraham and Moses

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Further reading

Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 134.

Robert Scourfield and Richard Haslam, The Buildings of Wales: Powys (New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2013), p. 378.

Adrian Barlow, Espying Heaven: The Stained Glass of Charles Eamer Kempe and his Artists (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2019), pp. 18, 20–1.

Adrian Barlow, Kempe: The Life, Art and Legacy of Charles Eamer Kempe (Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2018), pp. 70, 76–80.


Martin Crampin, Stained Glass from Welsh Churches (Talybont: Y Lolfa, 2014), p. 134.


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Martin Crampin (ed.), Stained Glass in Wales Catalogue, University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 2020. (accessed 6 May 2021)

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  Figures from the Bible and Saints

Photo © Martin Crampin

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