Monumental Inscription Detail


St Andrew, Alfriston


To the glory of God and in memory of
Martha Major who died 8th April 1912
the windows in this Transept were
given in the year of Our Lord 1914.

Monument details:

Type: Stained Glass Window.

Monument Condition: Excellent.

Inscription Condition: Excellent.

Person commemorated (or mentioned):

Last name: Major.

First Name(s): Martha.

Birth date: Not given.

Death date: 08 Apr 1912.

Age: Unknown or not given.


The south window illustrates the stem of Jesse ("There shall come forth a shoot from the stem of Jesse...", Isaiah 11:1) - portraying David, Solomon and many Old Testament characters leading up to the tracery with the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary ("The Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David...", Luke 1:32).

The glass was designed by C. E. Kempe and one of his assistants, W. E. Tower, in 1914. Kempe often signed his designs with a wheat sheaf and Tower signed his with a wheat sheaf on which was imposed a tower, which can be seen in the lower left corner. The dedication for this window is in the east window of the same transept.

Transcription details:

Transcribed by: Mark Collins.

Batch: Unknown.


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