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DOUGLAS HAMILTON - Stained Glass Windows

 
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john burnett



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: DOUGLAS HAMILTON - Stained Glass Windows Reply with quote

This started off as a query from Rev J Hopewell who was seeking information on the window in Fairmuir Church, Dundee.
Please see correspondence under that topic.
This is more information and a request from him.
PLEASE NOTE HE IS ONLY INTERESTED IN DOUGLAS HAMILTON WINDOWS.
" I have been in contact with the symposium and some of its members have been very helpful. I am at a stage now where it is more a question of local knowledge as I think I have exhausted most of the easily available published records and websites.

So far I know of the following war memorial windows by Hamilton:
Glasgow - Queens park Parish Church Strathbungo - the Jane Haining
memorial windows
Glasgow - Shawlands Old Parish Church (now used for worship by the
Destiny Church)
Glasgow, Drumchapel Old Parish church (made by Hamilton to a design by A Munro Neville - not strictly speaking a war memorial but see
http://www.strath.ac.uk/archives/cat/jhill/drumchapel.html
Fairmuir Church, Dundee
East and Old Parish church, Forfar
Rothesay High Kirk, Bute
St John, Largs
Alva Parish church
Troqueer Parish church, Dumfries
Zetland Parish Church, Grangemouth
Inverness West Church (now redundant?)
Cadzow Parish Church, Hamilton of which there is a lovely photo on:
http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/warmemscot-ptopic4078.html
Blackridge parish church

I have also trawled through the Google news archive and found another
eight war memorial windows, not necessarily by Hamilton. Its coverage
of the Glasgow Herald is rather patchy but if you go to:
http://news.google.co.uk/archivesearch/advanced_search?ned=uk&hl=en
type war memorial into the top line and Glasgow Herald into the line
marked source you may come up with all sorts of interesting information.
I was only looking for windows but there will be all sorts of memorials
reported there.

I also have a copy of the BSMGP directory of recent stained glass
windows of 1952, which features several Scottish makers, though sadly
not Hamilton. However, Douglas McLundie specifically notes his war
memorial windows so that might be helpful to you in your project.

I wonder if you could put out an appeal on my behalf to the members of
the project and see what turns up. You will get an idea of Hamilton's
style by looking at the Cadzow window. His figures usually have
overlarge eyes and hands. The war memorials frequently include Alpha
and Omega, the phoenix, the pelican and the agnus dei, and often have
the names of the fallen incorporated into the design. He signed some of
his windows but by no means all, so tracking them down is a question of
style and going back to church guidebooks, where possible, and kirk
sessions records.

Many thanks for your interest and if I can help you in your quest I am
happy to do so as I am sure you are happy to help me in mine.

Best wishes

Jeff Hopewell (The Revd)
The Vicarage
Church Lane
Old Dalby
Melton Mowbray
LE14 3LB
01664 820064
jshopewell@btinternet.com"


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zetland Parish Church, Ronaldshay Crescent, Grangemouth.

"Building by Wilson & Tait completed 1911. Cruciform in plan with a south aisle and north and south transepts. Four arches support a timber barrel roof and there is a small gallery at the end of the nave. Second World War memorial stained glass window by Douglas Hamilton, Glasgow, with four lights depicting Peace, Victory, Willingness to Lay Down Life and The Glory of the King of Heaven. Willis organ of 1890 installed 1983. Memorial Chapel furnished in the south transept 1990 used for private prayer and small services. Grounds have won Falkirk Councils Church Gardens award for past eight years."

Opening Hours: Wednesday mornings 9.30-11.30am, March to October

Tel: +44 (8452) 255121
E-Mail: iwblack@uk.uumail.com
WWW: http://www.churchesinscotland.co.uk

I'll try and get along to Grangemouth and see if I can get some photos - IF it ever stops raining!!

Anne
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is only one war memorial window in Troqueer church, formerly in Laurieknowe Church. A picture of it is posted at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=556 so I guess this is the one on the list?

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have found what I believe to be a further window by Douglas Hamilton in Terregles Church at http://warmemscot.s4.bizhat.com/viewtopic.php?t=6308

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