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St Peter’s, Finsthwaite, Cumbria

Detail of the Virgin Mary window by Henry Holiday.

Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West of England.  page 20.

While preparing to revisit St Peter’s, Finsthwaite we discovered, thanks to the work done by the late Dennis and Joan Hadley,  that the Henry Holiday windows at St Peter’s were made by Heaton, Butler and Bayne and not, as we reported 20 years ago, by James Powell of Whitefriars.   It’s never too late to put things right so …. to recap: Holiday designed the 3 lancets in the east wall, the St John window in the north wall of the chancel and the St Peter and the Virgin Mary lancets in the south wall.  The two lancets at the other end of the church in the west wall are by Shrigley and Hunt.  The figure of Christ the Shepherd was designed by Carl Almquist who had been Holiday’s assistant.  It was Shrigley and Hunt who were also responsible for the painted decoration in this impressive Paley and Austin Church.  The architects of the church were Paley and Austin and it was built in 1874

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