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Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
Fenland
Town
Chatteris
County
Cambridgeshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Thomas Figgis Curtis
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: May 1921
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
3515
Current location

St Peter and St Paul Church
Market Hill
Chatteris
Fenland
Cambridgeshire
PE16 6BA
England

OS Grid Ref: TL 39434 86070
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
Ornate 5 light stained glass window with figures in it depicting the struggle the country had just been through. Framed description of the window placed nearby. Figure of Christ is depicted in the centre light. Figures on his right represent Britain, Italy, Belgium, India, Russia and Portugal. Figures on his left represent France, United States of America, Australia, Montenegro, Romania, Japan and Greece. In the remaining portion of the lights is depicted the expression of thankfulness, joy and praise for deliverance through the presence of the Apostles, Martyrs and Holy Church in the song of the "Te Deum". They are shown as: Far left light: The martyrs represented at the top are St Agnes, St Stephen, St Ursula and St Etheldreda. Below them are images of the Holy Church represented by St Ambrose, St Augustine and St Gregory. Far right light: Martyrs represented at the top are St Alban, St Catherine, St George and St Lawrence. Below them are the Prophets represented by Isaiah, Noah and St John the Baptist In the lower parts of lights 2 and 4 are illustrated the Apostles. In light 2 are St Peter, St Paul, St James the Great and St Matthias. In light 4 are St Andrew, St John the Divine, St Bartholomew, St James the Less, St Thomas, St Phillip, St Matthew and St Thaddeus. In the lower part of the centre light are a choir of angels holding a scroll with the dedicatory inscription. In the large piece at the apex is the symbol of the First Person of the Blessed Trinity with a dove below it. In the tracery lights are angels holding scrolls with appropriate texts.
Inscription
PLAQUE: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN REVERENT MEMORY OF THE MEN / OF CHATTERIS WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR RIGHT AND JUSTICE / IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 THE WINDOW WAS DEDICATED WINDOW, CENTRE LIGHT: WE GAT NOT THIS BY OUR OWN SWORD, NEITHER WAS IT OUR OWN ARM THAT SAVED US: BUT THE RIGHT HAND OF THINE ARM, AND THE LIGHT OF THY COUNTENANCE, BECAUSE THOU HADST A FAVOUR UNTO US (Exact line spacing unkown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • First World War (1914-1918)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Window
    Measurements: height 3700mm, width 3300mm
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Site: £500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference
  • BAK 58

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