Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches


Windows by Morris & Co. - Maker

Morris & Co. (1861-1947) Set up by William Morris (1834-96) as Morris, Marshall, Faulkner & Co., originally with (among others) Edward Burne-Jones, Dante Gabriel Rossetti Ford Madox Brown and Philip Webb in 1861. From 1865 the workshops were in Bloomsbury, and when in 1875 the firm changed its name to Morris & Co., Burne-Jones became the principal designer. In 1881 the workshops moved again, to Merton Abbey. John Henry Dearle, joined Morris and Co. as an apprentice in 1879, and was head designer for the firm by 1890. On Morris's death in 1896, Dearle became Art Director of the firm, which changed its name again to Morris & Co. Decorators Ltd. in 1905. Dearle managed the company's works at Merton Abbey until his own death in 1932. 'Revolutionary in its beginnings, and extremely influential in terms of design and quality'. The firm finally closed in 1947.

8 Windows, listed in Church Order

Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Details Chancel S lower St Mary in Chesham 1900 Morris & Co.
Burne-Jones E
Details Chancel N lower St Mary in Chesham Morris & Co.
Burne-Jones E
Details Chancel S (W) St Leonard in Chesham Bois 1913 Morris & Co.
Dearle J H
Burne-Jones E
Details S wall [E2] Cemetery Chapel in Datchet 1909 Morris & Co.
Burne-Jones E
WE Stokes
Howard
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Details Contemplated design for East window St Martin in Dunton Design drawn after Blomfield's death in 1857 Morris & Co.
Details N aisle N (W2) St Mary in Farnham Royal 1868 Morris & Co.
Brown, Ford Madox 
Details S Wall (E3) Holy Trinity in Hazlemere 1923 Morris & Co.
Dearle J H
Details Vestry St Barnabas in Linslade, New 1864 Morris & Co.
Webb P
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