New Malden new Stained Glass

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Conservation, Current projects, Maintenance, New stained glass, Uncategorized

New Malden new Stained Glass

Working for the first time New Malden I have been creating new Stained Glass to exactly match that which featured in the house originally

Here was where I started – the original door lost and the need to rebuild the sidelight and restore the top light

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Dukes Avenue has a good number of houses which have retained their glass and next door were king enough to allow a rubbing to be made of their door glass to get the scale and layout correct

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Glass types and colours were selected and approved to recreate as before where the coloured glass is suriunded by a Victorian ‘muffle’ go give privacy.

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The door was remade again to exact reproduction of the originals in Sapele by Edward Warrington of Period House Carpentry and Joinery - 07827 778843

The rebuild of the sidelight showed all the different glass types mixed together – this was treated to all new leadwork to last another hundred years:

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Lastly the top light was refurbished with the name re-enamelled as this was faded.

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Dukes Avenue is just across from New Malden railway station and is in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames. New Malden forms part of the historic county of Surrey. Neighbouring localities include Kingston upon Thames, Raynes Park, Surbiton, Tolworth, Wimbledon and Worcester Park. – many of which I have worked in before.

New Malden suffered damage from German bombing during the Second World War.The first attack took place on 18 September 1940, killing about 50 people and damaging about 1,300 homes. After dropping approximately 150 bombs, German pilots reportedly flew over the railway station at low altitude and machine-gunned passengers as they got off a train that had just arrived at the railway station. Unexploded munitions from this period are still found on occasion.