Paint-loss is seen throughout the window

Paint-loss is seen throughout the window

The fragile paint is at risk of further loss

The fragile paint is at risk of further loss

1871 Glass by Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co.

The East window St Peter's, Kirkbampton, Cumbria

The Grade I listed Norman church of St Peter in Kirkbampton, North Cumbria is home to a spectacular window of 1871, by the illustrious firm of Morris, Marshall, Faulkner and Co. (later Morris and Co.) The window is a diminutive triplet of pointed lancets, containing eight minstrel angels designed by William Morris, and a central figure of Christ with a Banner (St George’s Cross) designed by Sir Edward Burne-Jones.

Assisted by a grant from CWAAS, a conservation condition report was commissioned in late 2017. This report highlighted the artistic, historic, international and local significance of the window, and examined the issue of surface deterioration. The report concluded that inherent instability of the pigment, combined with the damp environmental conditions within the building was an on-going concern, and that process of deterioration is occurring at an alarming rate. Proposals for conservation were presented, and the PCC has begun fundraising to save this window for the future.

 

The Whole window on the interior

The Whole window on the interior

condensation is accelerating damage

condensation is accelerating damage

Fundraising

You can help Church of St Peter, Kirkbampton raise money for this great cause by donating directly to their campaign page -

http://campaign.justgiving.com/campaigns/charity/churchofstpeterkirkbampton/fragileangels?social_utm_term=hct8yd32c.

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