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William Morris & Co (Westminster) (about 1901-1958)

Stained glass firm established in Westminster, London by William Morris (1874-1944), son of Richard Morris (died about 1901). Also known as William Morris Studios, partly as a way of distinguishing the firm from the more famous Morris & Co. William Morris had worked with his father and brothers, and their firm, Morris & Sons, also continued until the 1950s. The firm became part of the Pollard Group but their premises in Rochester Row were bombed in 1941. F.W. Cole re-established the firm in 1946.

Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 88.

Ruth Cooke, 'The Other William Morris' in The Journal of Stained Glass, vol. xxiv, pp. 53-9 (2000).



User contributed comments

Richard MORRIS, the original Glass worker in the family was born in Lambeth in early 1842, and died in January 1911. He worked in the field of glass design and decorative glass all his working life. He is my distant cousin, through his mother's line.
Submitted by: Jane JACKSON (2015-01-23 16:53:01)

MY paper on this firm, entitled 'The Other William Morris' was published in the BSMGP Journal. It was at that date the only published piece on WMW and I think it should be cited.
Thank you
Submitted by: Ruth Cooke (2017-01-27 12:45:19)
Editor's response: I have added this in now.

Your search found 8 results.
  Hope Hope
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
Church of St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Ceredigion
south wall of the nave
  Faith Faith
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
Church of St Padarn, Llanbadarn Fawr, Ceredigion
south wall of the nave
  St Non and the Arrival of St Non and St David in Brittany St Non and the Arrival of St Non and St David in Brittany
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
1920
Chapel of Our Lady and St Non, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  St Martin Dividing His Cloak to Clothe a Beggar St Martin Dividing His Cloak to Clothe a Beggar
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
about 1926
Church of St Andrew, Narberth, Pembrokeshire
south wall of the nave
  Receiving the Crown of Life Receiving the Crown of Life
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
1926
Church of St Nicholas, Montgomery, Powys
south wall of the nave
Pulpit Windows
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
1939
Penmorfa Calvinistic Methodist Chapel, Penmorfa, Ceredigion
pulpit wall
  Crossing the Red Sea Crossing the Red Sea
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
designer: Frederick W. Cole
1956
St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
west end of the south aisle (baptistry)
  Symbols from Revelation Symbols from Revelation
firm/studio: William Morris & Co (Westminster)
designer: Frederick W. Cole
1956
St David's Cathedral, St Davids, Pembrokeshire
west wall of the north aisle




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