Baptistry window in Holy Trinity, Northwood, by Sir Ninian Comper. The baptistry was not added to S. S. Teulon's mid-nineteenth-century church until 1927, and this lovely window was installed there only in 1930. However, it is a quite "traditional" (Cherry and Pevsner 342), showing Jesus at the top holding an infant, with the text, "Sinite parvulos, venite ad me"— Suffer the little children to come unot me." Below are "St Maria mater Jesu" holding the infant Jesus on the lower left, and St Nicholas on the lower right. In the latter, the three babies in the tub refer to the legend that St Nicholas revived some children who had been murdered by a butcher, chopped up and put into a pickling barrel.

Photograph by John Salmon, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. You may use the image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit John Salmon and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the image to enlarge it.

Related Material


Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. London: Penguin, 1991.

"List Entry" (for Holy Trinity). Historic England. Web. 25 November 2015.

"St Nicholas: The Iconography" Web. 25 November 2015.

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