Shrigley and Hunt
Shrigley and Hunt was an English firm which produced stained glass windows and art tiles.
The business began in the 1750s when Shrigley's was a painting, carving and gilding firm in Lancaster, Lancashire.
In 1868, control of Shrigley's was passed to Arthur Hunt, a Londoner, who ran a stained glass and decorating business in the south of England. Hunt had worked under designer Henry Holiday at the firm of Heaton, Butler & Bayne. Holiday influenced Hunt to create brighter, more realistic and more understandable figures and stories from the bible. Hunt's chief designers were Carl Almquist who had also studied under Holiday, and E.H. Jewitt.
Hunt died in 1917 and leadership passed to Joseph Fisher. After World War II the company moved to West Road, Lancaster; fire destroyed much of those premises in 1973. The firm closed with Fisher's death in 1982.
Shrigley and Hunt made windows for many churches, including the Priory Church of St Mary in Lancaster and St Paul's Church in Scotforth. Their work can also be found throughout the UK and further afield in Europe.
As well as stained glass, Shrigley and Hunt made art tiles; in the late 19th century these formed an important part of the income of the company. Some of the tiles can be seen still in situ outside their former workshop on Castle Hill.
Lancaster City Museum has a significant holding of Shrigley and Hunt material. This includes two panels by E. L. Eaton, a stained glass window and its cartoon in the design of John O'Gaunt, several negatives showing posed figures for stained glass artists to copy, and two painted vases by William Lambert. Unfortunately most other records of Shrigley & Hunt were lost in a fire.
- The Ascension at St Thomas' Church, Garstang (1877)
- Three Marys at St James's Church, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire (1894)
- Last Supper at St. Mary's Church, Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire (1897)
- Annunciation at St Mary's Church, Amersham, Buckinghamshire (1905)
- Two windows at Holy Trinity Church, Blackpool (1909)
- North aisle window and west window at St Michael's Church, St Michael's on Wyre (1936)
- North aisle window at St. Paul's Church, Bedford: figures of faith, fortitude and charity (1885)
- The Annunciation at St Oswald's Church, Preesall (c. 1971)
- Gift of Tongues at St Oswald's Church, Preesall (c. 1972)
- Chancel window dedicated to the fallen of 1939-45 at, Mountjoy Parish Church,Cappagh Co.Tyrone (c.1950)
- Stained Glass in Wales: Shrigley & Hunt (1874-1982)
- Lancaster University Centre for North West Regional Studies
- Lancaster Guardian article on Shrigley & Hunt exhibition
- Saunders, M. (July 2008), "Appreciating Victorian and Arts and Crafts Stained Glass: A Battle Half Won", Ecclesiology Today 40: 88
- Waters, p. 74
- Waters, p. 73
- Waters, p. 78
- Waters, p. 77
- Art Glass Stained Glass Studio, restoration and conservation. Mr P Coyle.
- Waters, Bill (2003). Stained Glass from Shrigley & Hunt of Lancaster and London. Lancaster: University of Lancaster. ISBN 1-86220-140-4.
- Armstrong, Barrie and Wendy (2005). The Arts and Crafts Movement in the North West of England: A Handbook. Wetherby: Oblong. pp. 262–263.
- Harrison, Martin (1980). Victorian Stained Glass. London. p. 55.
- Stained Glass in Wales: Shrigley & Hunt (23 images)