(B) The Armorial Window

The Armorial window
William Warrington was a well-known glass painter and designer who worked for Pugin for a while. Warrington and his Father were also well-known shield painters.

(Pugin was the architect of the Victorian Gothic Revival. His most famous building - with Barry - is the Houses of Parliament. Pugin also designed monumental brasses, windows and church furnishings. He fell out with Warrington because Pugin considered him too expensive. "The Glass-Painters will shorten my days, they are the greatest plague I have. The reason I did not give Warrington the window at the hospital is this. He has lately become so conceited and got nearly as expensive as Willement." - from a letter from Pugin now held at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.)

Grotesque issuing fruit and flowers from its mouth

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Detail of the stained glass, showing a Grotesque issuing fruit and flowers from its mouth. The quality of the painting is exceptional and represents Warrington at his best. When it was made, it would have been some of the most expensive glass of the time