Abbott & Co. Ltd (established 1860)

Firm making stained glass and church furnishings based in Lancaster and London. Abbott & Co. were established 1860 by the plumber and glazier William Abbott (died 1904). However nothing of their stained glass is known before 1900. The business continued under his sons and grandsons, and their chief designer was I.E. Singleton, who was still at the firm in the 1950s. Among their designers from 1912 until 1919 (although interrupted by war service) was Joseph Sanders (1885–1933), who had trained at Birmingham School of Art, and the early work of the firm suggests the influence of the Arts & Crafts Movement. By the 1950s about half of all their work was for Nonconformist, and mainly Methodist, churches.

Further reading

Joyce Little, Stained Glass Marks and Monograms (London: National Association of Decorative and Fine Art Societies, 2002), p. 1.

Roy Albutt, Stained Glass Window Makers of Birmingham School of Art (Pershore: 2013), 89–90.

Malcolm Seaborne, Victorian and Later Stained Glass Windows in Flintshire Churches (Mold: 1996), p. 4.




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  The Crucifixion The Crucifixion
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1913
Church of St Brynach, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire
east wall of the chancel
  Christ the Good Shepherd Christ the Good Shepherd
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1913
Church of St Brynach, Dinas Cross, Pembrokeshire
north wall of the nave, behind the pulpit
  A Wounded Soldier Meets the Risen Christ A Wounded Soldier Meets the Risen Christ
designer: Abbott & Co. Ltd
about 1920
Church of St Mary, Rhuddlan, Denbighshire
south wall of south aisle
 Goleuni y Byd   (The Light of the World) Goleuni y Byd (The Light of the World)
artist (after): William Holman Hunt
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1922
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
beside the pulpit
 Atgyfodir dy Frawd Drachefn   (Your Brother Will Rise Again) Atgyfodir dy Frawd Drachefn (Your Brother Will Rise Again)
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1922
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
beside the pulpit
  Christ with the Doctors and Women Teaching a Child Christ with the Doctors and Women Teaching a Child
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1945
Church of St John, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
north wall of the north transept
 Myfi yw y Bugail Da   (I am the Good Shepherd) Myfi yw y Bugail Da (I am the Good Shepherd)
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
about 1946
Heol Awst, Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire
 Jesus Christ the Divine Healer Jesus Christ the Divine Healer
firm/studio: Abbott & Co. Ltd
1949
Church of St Andrew, Colwyn Bay, Conwy
north wall of the nave


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