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Abbott & Co. Ltd (established 1860)

Firm making stained glass and church furnishings based in Lancaster and London. Abbott & Co. were established 1860 by the plumber and glazier William Abbott (died 1904). However nothing of their stained glass is known before 1900. The business continued under his sons and grandsons. Their work was initially influenced by the stained glass artists of the Arts & Crafts Movement, and they could produce design and execution of some quality.

Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 1.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 4.



User contributed comments

Hi, I wondered if you can confirm that the stained glass windows in the Broad St Chapel Reading, a copy of Hunt's 'The light of the world' were by Abbott & Co? They are dedicated to Judy Chandler, one of the first WAAFs to be killed in WW2, but I can't find a date for the window being put in.
Any information would be great :)
Kind Regards,
Susan
Submitted by: Susan Ainslie (2015-08-19 11:31:09)
Editor's response: Without having seen the window I am unable to give an answer to your question, Many stained glass windows were copies of Hunt's 'Light of the World', but few were made after the Second World War. Alternatively, you might find the name of the maker of the window from an archival source, such as minutes books or accounts of the chapel. In the case of Abbott & Co., their windows are included in some of the lists of new windows made by members of the British Society of Master Glass Painters, and published periodically by the Society. From my research in Wales, very few stained glass windows were installed after 1940, but war memorial windows were being commissioned for churches soon after May 1945, and throughout the 1950s.

Your search found 8 results.
  The Crucifixion The Crucifixion
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1913
Church of St Brynach, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ the Good Shepherd Christ the Good Shepherd
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1913
Church of St Brynach, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the nave, behind the pulpit
  A Wounded Soldier Meets the Risen Christ A Wounded Soldier Meets the Risen Christ
designer: Abbott & Co. Ltd
about 1920
Church of St Mary, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
south wall of south aisle
 Goleuni y Byd   (The Light of the World) Goleuni y Byd (The Light of the World)
artist (after): William Holman Hunt
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1922
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
beside the pulpit
 Atgyfodir dy Frawd Drachefn   (Your Brother Will Rise Again) Atgyfodir dy Frawd Drachefn (Your Brother Will Rise Again)
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1922
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
beside the pulpit
  Christ with the Doctors and the Virgin Teaching Christ to Read Christ with the Doctors and the Virgin Teaching Christ to Read
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1945
Church of St John, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
north wall of the north transept
 Myfi yw y Bugail Da   (I am the Good Shepherd) Myfi yw y Bugail Da (I am the Good Shepherd)
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
about 1946
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
 Jesus Christ the Divine Healer Jesus Christ the Divine Healer
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1949
Church of St Andrew, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
north wall of the nave




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