Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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Makers Marks by Clayton & Bell

The London stained glass firm of Clayton & Bell was founded in 1855 and continued until as recently as 1993. The founders were John Richard Clayton (1827-1913), and Alfred Bell (1832-95), who entered into a partnership with Clayton in 1856, having previously worked in the studio of George Gilbert Scott. By 1859 the firm was soon pre-eminent among the stained glass designers and manufacturers of the time, when this glass was in huge demand. As a large-scale producer, catering to the market for decorative schemes in churches and grand secular buildings alike, the firm had 300 employees in its Regent Street workshop. The firm continued under Bell's son, John Clement Bell (1860-1944), then under Reginald Otto Bell (1884-1950) and lastly Michael Farrar-Bell (1911-1993) until his death. (Jacqueline Banerjee,

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Window Location Church Date Craftsmen
Link to image of this Window N aisle N (C) Holy Trinity in Bledlow 1912 Clayton & Bell

Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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