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St Donat

  St Donat

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about 1862

Standing figure of Donat at the centre of a three-light window, surrounded by heraldry and symbols including two monograms of the deceased's initials. A scene below shows the saint on a boat holding a book and making a blessing, surrounded by a group.

Church of St Donat, St Donats, Vale of Glamorgan
east wall of the chancel

Given in memory of Edward Stradling Nicholl Carne (1849-1862. The arms of the Stradlings are shown in the left-hand light, the arms of the Carnes, depicting the pelican in her piety, are on the right.

There is some confusion over the identity of Donat, whose Welsh form is Dunawd. However, the church guide states that the name comes from Donams, who originated in Ireland or Scotland, became Bishop of Fiesole, in Italy. He died in 874 and was a patron saint of travellers, which would explain the scene below.

Record added by Martin Crampin. Last updated on 13-01-2012


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John Newman, The Buildings of Wales: Glamorgan (London/Cardiff: 1995), p. 557.


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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 25 October 2021)


  St Donat

Photo © Martin Crampin

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