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Swaine Bourne & Son (founded 1868)

Firm founded by Swaine Bourne (died 1923). During the 1890s Frederick Louis Tait was the chief designer. Swaine Bourne was subsequently joined by his son Kendrick Swaine Bourne (1872-1960), a pupil of Henry Payne at Birmingham School of Art from 1888–91, who took over the firm after his father's death in 1923. The firm had several addresses in Birmingham and on Tottenham Court Road in London.

Further reading

'Obituary: Kendrick Swaine Bourne (1872–1960)' Journal of the British Society of Master Glass-Painters, vol. xiii, no. 4 (1962–3), 590–2.


Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 117.

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I attend the chapel which was built by Swaine Bourne (Bearwood Chapel in Sandwell) and know one of the living relatives. We also have other examples of his work.
Submitted by: Ian Millership (2012-09-23 20:50:33)

Your search found 3 results
  Christ in the House of Martha and Mary and with Women and Children Christ in the House of Martha and Mary and with Women and Children
firm/studio: Swaine Bourne & Son
about 1904
Mount Pleasant Congregational Church, Pontypool, Torfaen
(liturgical) east wall of the chancel
firm/studio: Swaine Bourne & Son
Church of St Edith, Llanedi, Carmarthenshire
north wall
  The Parable of the Talents The Parable of the Talents
firm/studio: Swaine Bourne & Son
about 1906
Victoria Road United Reformed Church, Newport
side wall

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