Very Large Reclaimed Religious Stained Glass Window

GBP 7,475.00

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Object Description

A magnificent and very large reclaimed religious stained glass window made by Osborne and Phillips in 1949. This spectacular window stands at over 2.2m (7 ft) tall and features a religious subject, beautifully captured in stained and hand painted glass.

Jesus is depicted holding a child in his arms while blessing other children and their parents, dressed in vibrant shades of green, blue and red between two scrolls reading: “Suffer little children to come unto me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:14). In this verse, Jesus is reaching out to children – a segment of society often considered insignificant – suggesting that, despite their vulnerability, children have as much to teach humanity as adults.


Plymouth-based glassmakers Osborne and Phillips were established in 1941, but their history dates back to 1866 when the business was founded by John Thomas Fouracre as Fouracre & Son.

They created this window in 1949 for Greenbank Methodist Church, Plymouth. A newspaper report (pictured) from the Western Evening Herald from the 29th August 1949 details two stained glass windows dedicated to the church on the Rev. Rolley’s last address as minister.

When Greenbank closed, the two windows were relocated: the first to Lake Chapel in Shebbear and the second – this window – to Crockernwell Methodist Church.

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Housed in its original painted pine frame. Would benefit from a replacement cill at the base; currently fitted with a temporary one. There are a couple of restored cracks to the bottom text in both corners.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
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