Armorial window

Michael (1801-1867) and Arthur (1826-1873) O'Connor


East end of the south aisle

St Margaret, Bodelwyddan, Clwyd, N. Wales

Clues to the heraldic devices here may be found in the listing text, which mentions, "The parallel honours due to Church and State are signalled by the heads of the bishop and of Queen Victoria carved as external moulding terminals of the east window." Here, the church and state are represented by the ecclesiastical mitres, the diocesan arms (crossed keys), the crown, the familiar royal shield with motto ("Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense"), the initials, VR, and others. All contribute to the sense that this is a deeply significant edifice.

Photograph by Colin Price, text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee.

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