Portals · Window

Portals 34: rose window


Rose window, St Llawddog’s church, Cenarth, Carmarthenshire

The church dates from the 1870s, but in the churchyard is an inscribed Dark Age pillar. Brought here from Llandilo in Pembrokeshire, it’s a memorial to Curcagnus, the son of Andagellus, both Irish immigrants from the post-Roman period.



2 thoughts on “Portals 34: rose window

    1. Entirely fitting, Sue, as it’s a small unpretentious Victorian church. I find it very satisfying.

      We’re so used to those massive Gothic rose windows it’s easy to forget many earlier Romanesque ones were quite small, to let in light in a squat gable end. There’s one such on the frontage of St James’s in central Bristol near the Broadmead shopping area — very incongruous.


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