Stained Glass in Wales | Gwydr Lliw yng Nghymru

William Burges (1827-1881)

Gothic Revivalist architect and designer. William Burges was educated at King's College School, London and worked at the offices of the architect Edward Blore, surveyor to Westminster Abbey. His family's wealth enabled the young Burges to travel widely across Europe, and together with his study of Japanese, Indian and Islamic art, he developed a highly eclectic architectural and decorative style. These influences were incorporated with his personal preference for thirteenth century Gothic, and manifest in his major works of Cardiff Castle and Castell Coch (both for the third marquess of Bute), Cork Cathedral and St Mary, Studley Royal, Yorkshire. William Burges worked with many other artists in the realisation of his projects, including most of the artists of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.


Search for further information about William Burges on Google

Sites associated with this person
  as architect: Cardiff Castle, Cardiff , Cardiff

There are no works in the database associated with this person.
Further reading

William Waters, Angels & Icons: Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1850–1870 (Abbots Morton: Serapim Press, 2012), pp. 322–7.

Basil F. L. Clarke, Church Builders of the Nineteenth Century: A Study of the Gothic Revival in England (Newton Abbott: David & Charles, 1969), pp. 152-5.

The Strange Genius of William Burges 'Art-Architect', 1827-1881 (Cardiff: National Museum of Wales, 1981).

J. Morduant Crook, William Burges and the High Victorian Dream (London: John Murray Ltd, 1981).

Browse list of people in the database

View this record on the Imaging the Bible in Wales database

Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies

Database and software developed by Technoleg Taliesin © 2011-2024