027 corban memorial window

The North Transept (west wall) - St Swithun

On the west wall of the transept is another modern window, representing St Swithun, patron saint of the Abbey’s daughter church at Crampmoor.

This glass is by Francis Skeat of St Albans, and was placed in 1951 in memory of Canon Corban, who had been Vicar for the previous 27 years.  The heraldic shields around the central figure are linked with Corban’s life and career. They are as follows, starting at the top and going anti-clockwise:

(a) Three ravens for Corban (corbus = raven)

(b) See of Gibraltar, where he was born in 1878, son of an army surgeon

(c) City of Hereford, where he attended the cathedral school

(d) Five chevrons azure: families of Avering or Evering (connection not known)

(e) University of Cambridge

(f) Clare College

(g) Borough of Eastleigh, where he served his title

(h) Diocese of Portsmouth, where he was vicar of St Stephen’s 1914-1925

(i) Borough of Romsey

Leaving the north transept, turn right into the North Nave Aisle. Stop in the first bay.

Romsey Abbey - A Guide to the Stained Glass
  1. An Introduction
  2. The West Window
  3. South Nave Aisle - Abraham and Isaac
  4. South Nave Aisle - The Annunciation
  5. South Nave Aisle - St Anna and The Presentation in the Temple
  6. South Nave Aisle - Christ Healing the Blind Man
  7. South Transept - The Three Marys
  8. South Transept - The Dutton Windows
  9. South Transept - The Tollemache Windows
  10. The French Glass
  11. St Anne's Chapel - The Child Jesus in the Temple and The Epiphany Windows
  12. St Ethelflaeda's Chapel - The Crucifixion
  13. St Mary's Chapel - The Adoration of the Shepherds
  14. St George's Chapel - St Michael and the Dragon
  15. St George's Chapel - The Pool at Bethesda
  16. The North Choir Aisle - The Calling Window
  17. The East Windows
  18. North Transept - The Angel of Music
  19. The North Transept (north wall, left) - The Annunciation
  20. The North Transept (north wall, right) - The Holy Family
  21. The North Transept (west wall) - St Swithun
  22. North Nave Aisle 1 - Healing the Lame, The Good Samaritan, and Healing the Blind Man
  23. North Nave Aisle 2 - Christ the Good Shepherd & Suffer the Little Children