Design for a stained glass window for the great west window in Skelton-in-Clevland Parish Church.

It is the only known surviving design for a local church window. The loss of life in the First World War affected every parish in the British Isles. Unsurprisingly, some of the energy of the War effort was soon converted to making memorials and expressing collective grief became almost an industry. The work, through its detailed imagery and quality of execution exudes great symbolism.


Commissioned by Colonel Wharton, Yorkshire Regiment.

Kirkleatham Museum

Kirkleatham Village, Redcar, Cleveland, TS10 5NW
01642 479500

Opening times

31 Mar – 30 Sept
Tues – Sun, 10am – 5pm
Oct –​Feb
Tues – Sun, 10am –​ 4pm

Closed Mondays except Bank Holidays. Closed Good Friday

Exhibitions at Kirkleatham Museum

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