Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Windows by Alexander Gibbs - Maker

Alexander Gibbs (c.1831-1886) was one of three sons of Isaac Alexander Gibbs (1802-51) who became stained-glass designers. The family firm was established around 1848, but split in 1858. Alexander Gibbs' studio was still functioning as Alexander Gibbs & Co. until 1915. Among his major commissions was the west window of St Mary Magdalene, Taunton (1862) and that for All Saints, Margaret Street (1877). He was a close collaborator of William Butterfield. The earliest commission Butterfield seems to have entrusted to Gibbs was about 1860, St John's, Newbury, Berkshire, now destroyed. Gibbs was also a talented artist on tile. In 1874 he executed tile panels for the north wall of All Saints, Margaret Street, and c.1865 had executed a wonderfully colourful set known as 'The Shakespeare', possibly for a Manchester pub. His own workshop, The Bloomsbury Stained Glass Works, was originally in London at 38 Bedford Square, but moved in 1876 to Bloomsbury Street.

15 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details East St James in Boarstall 1884? Alexander Gibbs
Details Nave S (C) St Lawrence in Broughton (MK) †1864 Alexander Gibbs
Details Chancel N St Lawrence in Broughton (MK) †1858 Alexander Gibbs
Details East St Anne in Dropmore 1866 Alexander Gibbs
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Details Behind Organ St Anne in Dropmore 1866 Alexander Gibbs
Details West St Margaret in Iver Heath †1891 Alexander Gibbs
Details Chancel S (W) All Saints in Milton Keynes, Village †1864 Alexander Gibbs
Details East St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell 1858 Alexander Gibbs
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Details Chancel S (E) St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
Details Chancel S (C) St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
Details Chancel S (W) St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
Details S aisle E St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
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Details Chancel N (W) St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
Details Chancel N (E) St Peter & Paul in Newport Pagnell Alexander Gibbs
Details East St Laud in Sherington Alexander Gibbs
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