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Scenes from the Life of David

  Scenes from the Life of David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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about 1874, with fragments from about 1500

Four light window with the following subjects: 'David minds his father's sheep', 'Samuel anoints David', 'David slays the lion and bear', 'David slays Goliath', 'David's Covenant with Jonathan', 'David spares Saul's life', 'Mourns for Jonathan's death', 'David pours water unto the Lord'.

Musical angels in four central tracery lights (probably contemporary with the main lights), with medieval fragments in the outer tracery lights. These include the symbols of Luke and Mark, an angel and part of an angel holding a shield.

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: sVIII)

Dedication: 'To the glory of God and in memory of Edward Hunter Townshend who died 9th December 1873 aged 25 years.'

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.


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


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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) (accessed 25 October 2021)

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  Scenes from the Life of David

Photo © Martin Crampin

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