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Window: 10, S aisle S (W), St Mary, Wendover

Location in Church:
S aisle S (W)
2 lights
Size (width x height):
3' 10" x 7' 7" or 1.18m x 2.30m
The Annunciation
Date Faculty Granted:
7 April 1930
Faculty Date - Notes:
Another faculty from 1936 was presumably to add the name of Edwin Woollerton.
Date Made:
Date Made - Notes:
The window was dedicated on 13 July 1930.
, Designer
Ernest Penwarden, Designer
James Powell & Sons, Maker
Craftsman - Notes:
Sketch by Hodges from a cartoon attributed to Penwarden.
Sources for Dates & Craftsmen:
Faculties of 1930 and 1936. Bucks Herald 18th July 1930. AAD 1/15-1977 p371 refers to later alterations.
Dedicated to:
Elizabeth Helen Woollerton and Edwin Goodburn Woollerton . More...
Donated by:
Probably donated by Edwin Goodburn Woollerton in memory of his wife.
Notes on Window:
From the evidence we can find: The glass was designed in the 1890s, by Ernest Penwarden (as Windows 12, 14, 15, 16). In 1930 the design was adapted by J Hodges, and the glass made by James Powell & Sons. It was in memory of Elizabeth Helen Woollerton, with her husband's name being added in 1936. More...


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Window in Situ
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Overall View of Glass - The original canopies were substituted for clear glass in 1980 after damage (like window 11).
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Two Main lights: The Annunciation with the Angel Gabriel and Mary. The text (The Lord is with Thee Blessed art thou among women) is from Luke 1: 28.
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LH light: The Angel Gabriel holds a stem of lilies, and speaks the words below the figures.
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LH light: Close up view.
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RH light: Mary with her hands crossed. Behind her is a patterned vase with yellow lily leaves.
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RH light: Close up view. Above, the Dove descends from a sunburst.
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Complete Tracery: Mystic Roses and Myrtle Sprays.
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Top of Tracery: The Symbol for the BVM, topped by a crown and five stars, all surrounded by lilies.
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1980 Inscription at Base of Window (but with 2 spelling mistakes).

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