Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Windows by Bewsey, John Charles Norman - Maker

John Charles Norman Bewsey (1881-1940) John Charles Norman Bewsey (1881-1940) was the son of a farmer in Somerset and became a pupil of C E Kempe, whose influence is apparent in his work and between 1904 and 1909 he designed some glass for Shrigley and Hunt. His career is said to have been affected by heavy drinking, but this did not prevent him developing a widespread practice which extended all over England, particularly in the North. This practice continued until late in his life - there is glass by him dating from 1937 at Howden, East Riding of Yorkshire. In 1911 he was living in Cricklewood and his professional address was in Abbey Road, London NW8 in 1920 (CCL). His output was mostly in the idiom of C15 English glass and for much of the later part of his career he had a close association with the leading Scottish architect, Sir Robert Lorimer (1864-1929).

6 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details Lady Chapel E St Mary the Virgin in Hambleden 1915 Bewsey, John Charles Norman
Details Lady Chapel S (E) St Mary the Virgin in Hambleden Bewsey, John Charles Norman
Details Lady Chapel S (C) St Mary the Virgin in Hambleden Bewsey, John Charles Norman
Details Lady Chapel S (W) St Mary the Virgin in Hambleden Bewsey, John Charles Norman
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Details East St Nicholas in Hedsor 1921 Bewsey, John Charles Norman
Details East St Mary the Virgin in Turville 1920 Bewsey, John Charles Norman
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Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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