© WMR-51034

Memorial details

Memorial type
Window
District
East Staffordshire
Town
Denstone
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
First World War (1914-1918)
Maker
Christopher W Whall
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1916
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
51034
Current location
  • DENSTONE COLLEGE CHAPEL
    Denstone
    East Staffordshire
    Staffordshire
    ST14 5HN
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SK 090 402
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
THREE LIGHT STAINED GLASS WINDOW WITH ROSE WINDOW ABOVE IT. FIGURES DEPICTED IN EACH LIGHT. THE VIRGIN MARY STANDS IN THE CENTRE LIGHT REPRESENTING MOTHERHOOD. SHE STANDS ON FLOWERS WHICH REPRESENT THE MANY JOYS BUT THERE ARE ALSO SHARP THORNS TO REPRESENT THE SORROWS AND ANXIETIES THEY FACE. A SWORD HAS PIERCED HER HEART, REFLECTING THE LOSS OF A SON. SHE HAS GATHERED OTHER CHILDREN TO HER SIDE WHOM SHE LEADS ALONG THE PATH THEY MUST TREAD. ONE OF THE CHILDREN WEARS KHAKI. THE LEFT LIGHT DEPICTS JESUS KILLED IN THE FIELD OF BATTLE AND TENDED BY ANGELS. THE RIGHT LIGHT DEPICTS THE FACT THAT THE DEATH OF JESUS GIVES VICTORY. HE RIDES A WHITE HORSE WITH SWORD IN ONE HAND AND THE SEVEN STARS IN THE OTHER. HE WEARS A HELMET WITH THE CROWN OF THORNS ON TOP OF IT. THE CROWN HAS BLOSSOMED AND BEHIND HIM ARE THE MULTITUDE OF THOSE WHO FOLLOW HIS TRAIN. IN THE ROSE WINDOW ARE TWO ANGELS HOLDING A CROWN SYMBOLISING THE REWARD OF THE MOTHERS' SACRIFICE. BEAMS OF LIGHT REACH DOWN AMONGST THE TRACERY GIVING UNITY TO THE WHOLE.
Inscription
(NONE)
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
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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