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Window: 04, Nave S (E), St Nicholas, Cublington

Location in Church:
Nave S (E)
Type:
2 lights
Size (width x height):
3' 2" x 8' 7" or 0.97m x 2.61m
Subject(s):
Tudor Rose, Mercury's staff, St Luke, Robin, St Martin, Hystacks, Plough, Cowslip, Garden of Gethsemene - Christ & Mary Magdalene, Wren, Flowers - roses, petunias, sweet williams, lily
Date Made:
1986
Craftsman:
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Makers Mark
Dedicated to:
Mona Joyce Brown, nee Harris
Donated by:
Dr Paul Brown
Makers Mark on Window:
Notes on Window:
The window was given by Dr Paul Brown in memory of his wife Mona Joyce Brown. Dr Brown was a local Doctor, and his wife was a member of the Harris family of farmers. The window portrays their life and interests, his on the left, and hers on the right.

 


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass
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Two main scenes in the centre of the two lights
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Tracery at top: Tudor Rose symolising Unity, and also Divine Creative Beauty and Love.
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LH light: Mercury's staff, symbol of the medical profession. It could also represent the serpent on the staff of Moses, at the healing of the Israelites
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LH light: Initials of Dr and Mrs Brown
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LH light: St Luke, the Beloved Physician, shown in his workroom
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LH light: Close-up of St Luke pouring medicine from a bottle into a phial, with other tools of the trade on his table
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LH light: A robin
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LH light: St Martin giving half his cloak to a beggar. This can also be related to John Westcar whose 1832 bequest provided clothes for the poor of the parish of Cublington
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RH light: Three haystacks and a plough reflecting Mrs Brown's farming background
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RH light: A cowslip
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RH light: The scene in the Garden of Gethsemane, with Mary Magdalene and the Risen Christ. Mrs Brown's keen interest in gardening is recalled with the flowering cherry tree, shrub, and bluebells
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RH light: Close-up of scene in the Garden of Gethsemane
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RH light: A Wren
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RH light: Flowers remembering Mrs Brown's gardening skills, including roses, petunias, sweet-williams, and a lily
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