Etched glass Cambridge

Posted on Jan 11, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, New stained glass, Restoration

Etched glass Cambridge

A project to restore an etched glass window in Cambridge in now complete

This was part of a package of work for Coulson Building Group  and followed on directly from the Hughes Hall contract


Kenmare House was the home of Cambridge University Estate Management until acquisition by Pembroke College who have acquired the associated site all the way down Mill Lane. The main staircase featured a large sash window with the upper half retaining a few pieces of original etched glass border which is highly intricate


The lower sash was fitted with ugly Flemish obscured glass which really detracted from the look. It was agreed with the Architect to rthe look and the job of salvaging the remaining glass which is incredibly thin and delicate was entrusted to us



With the pattern available a full set of perfect match glass etchings have been created and now the original look of the sash pair is restored


The project is entirely funded by the billionaire Dolby family – Ray and wife Dagmar who graduated from Heidelberg University in her native Germany met in 1962 while studying in a summer program at Cambridge University.

Un due course Pembroke College plan the redevelopment of the entire Mill Lane site.