Author Topic: Coat of arms on stain glass window  (Read 710 times)

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Coat of arms on stain glass window
« on: Friday 28 April 17 18:01 BST (UK) »
Hello everyone

Can anyone help me to identify what might be a coat of arms on a church stain glass window?

I attached a photo of it to this thread, I don't know if it is a coat of arms or not but it's a strange picture all the same, weird even. Questions that spring to my mind : are those bulls heads, what does the upside down 'v' signify, why is it black and why is it contained by serpents below and birds above - and why are they yellow?

Thank you   :)

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Re: Coat of arms on stain glass window
« Reply #1 on: Friday 28 April 17 18:08 BST (UK) »
Welcome to our merry gang Pivot!

Would you like to tell us which church this is from, and where the church is please?

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Re: Coat of arms on stain glass window
« Reply #2 on: Friday 28 April 17 18:22 BST (UK) »
The church is in Saddleworth, NW England on the western edge of the pennines.


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Re: Coat of arms on stain glass window
« Reply #3 on: Friday 28 April 17 18:44 BST (UK) »
Hello pivot,

The blazon of the arms is Sable a chevron between three bull's heads erased Argent.

That is to say a black field. On that field, a white chevron between three bull's heads torn off (not cut) also white.

The arms might have a punning meaning - Oxen....., Bull....., Bullen....., Calf...., something like that. Or it might have no meaning at all. Most shields (over 95%) have no meaning at all.

All the rest, outside of the shield, is artistic licence and for visual impact and has no meaning at all.

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Chas
Whannell - Eaton - Jackson
India - Scotland - Australia

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Re: Coat of arms on stain glass window
« Reply #4 on: Friday 28 April 17 19:18 BST (UK) »
I have found but one blazon that fits - Buckeley or Bulkely.

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Re: Coat of arms on stain glass window
« Reply #5 on: Friday 28 April 17 19:29 BST (UK) »
Thank you for your time Kiltpin - the Buckeley angle is certainly very interesting ...

Apparently, a chap called Bernard Shaw did the windows circa 1850 ish.