POWELL & Sons (Whitefriars)

Presentation Watercolours

Presentation Watercolours were painted to tempt the clients and to show them what to expect.

The Whitefriars Glasshouse was founded in the early 18th Century and bought by entrepreneur James Powell in 1834. His three sons established a stained glass department in 1844 and with assistance of Charles Winston (1814-1864) created glass that was as close as possible in texture and colour to mediaeval stained glass. The quality of their techniques attracted artists of the calibre of Edward Burne-Jones (between 1857-1861) Henry Holiday and Walter Crane. A Christian Society, World Fairs and an aggressive marketing department meant few churches, institutional buildings and indeed houses across the British Empire, and North America, escaped a Powell window. The memorialisation of WWI, for which many of these Presentation Watercolours were painted, led to a burst of activity in the 1920s. Powell and Sons continued to make stained glass until 1973.


These are all mounted in acid free board, cut to the shape of the window.
Postage and packing
to UK addresses is included for these until Christmas. We can quote for sending works internationally.




We also have Presentation Watercolours for these churches

Please email if you would like an image sent.

‘Abbey Town Church’, Cumbria.
‘Abbott’s Langley Church’, Hertfordshire.
‘Aberystwyth: St Michael’s Church’, Dyfed.
‘Aghabog Church’, Northern Ireland.
‘Arlesey Church’, Bedfordshire.
‘Alsagers Bank, St John’s Church’, Staffordshire.
‘Ardsley, The Parish Church’, South Yorkshire.
‘Ascot, Earleywood School’, Berkshire.
‘Avington, St Mary’s Church, Hampshire.
‘Babbacombe, All Saints Church’, Devon.
‘Bacup, Christ Church’, Lancashire.
‘Ballinrobe Church, Co Mayo, Ireland’.
‘Banstead Hall’, Surrey.
‘Barrow on Soar, Church of the Holy Trinity’, Leicestershire
‘Barrowby Church, Grantham’, Lincolnshire.
‘Bath, Witham Friary’, Somerset.
‘Battle Church, Wales’.
‘Beauworth, St James Church’, Hampshire.
‘Berkswell Church’, Warwickshire
‘Birkenhead, Cemetery Chapel’, Liverpool.
‘Bishopswood Church’, Herefordshire.
‘Blakesley Church’, Northamptonshire.
‘Bletchley, St Mary’s Church’, Buckinghamshire.
‘Box Church, Wiltshire’
‘Bradfield College Chapel’, Berkshire.
‘Bradford. The Parish Church’, Yorkshire.
‘Breckfa (sic Brechfa) Church’, Carmarthenshire
‘Bridgend, St Illtyd’s Church’.
‘Brightwalton Church’, Berkshire
‘Brislington Church, Nr Bristol’.
‘Broadstairs, St Peter’s Court’ Prep School, Kent
‘Bromley, St Mark’s Church’
‘Bromley, St John’s Church’, Kent.
‘Broughton Church’.
‘Butcher’s Hall, Bartholomew’s Close’, London.
‘Colliers End, Ware, St Mary’s Church’, Hertfordshire.
‘Cainscross Church’, Gloucestershire.
Canada: ‘Johnstone, St John’s Church, NB’.
‘Candlesby Church’, Lincolneshire.
‘Cardiston (sic Cardeston) Church’, Shropshire.
‘Carnforth, Christ Church’, Lancashire.
‘Chettisham, St Michael’s Church’, Cambridgeshire.
‘Cley Church’, Norfolk.
‘Clyffe Pypard Church’, Wiltshire.
‘Cobham Church’, St Mary Magdalene . Kent.
‘Cockley Cley , All Saints Church’, Norfolk.
‘Cotesbach Church’, Leicestershire.
‘Croydon, St Peter’s Church’, Surrey.
‘Curdridge Church, Hants’, (Hampshire)
‘Danby Church’, Yorkshire.
‘Datchet Cemetery Chapel’, Berkshire
‘Derry Cathedral’, St Eugene’s, Northern Ireland.
‘Dingwall Church’, Scotland.
Dulwich Common: St Peter’s Church’.
‘Dundela, St Mark’s Church. Belfast’.
‘Ealing Common. St Matthew’s Church’.
‘Earley, St Peter’s Church’, Berkshire.
‘East Coker, St Michael’s Church’, Somerset.
‘East Grinstead’, Sussex.
‘East Parley School Chapel’, Bournemouth, Hampshire
‘Ecclesfield Church’, Yorkshire.
‘Ely, St Mary’s Church’, Cambridgeshire.
‘Erwarton Church’, Suffolk.
‘Farnborough Church, Banbury’, Warwickshire.
‘Fawley Church, Hants’, Hampshire.
‘Forest Hill, Christ Church’, London.
‘Framfield Church, Sussex’.
‘Giggleswick Church’, North Yorkshire.
‘Grayswood Church’, All Saints, Surrey
‘Grazeley Church, Reading’, Berkshire.
‘Great Parndon’, Essex.
‘Groomsport Church’, Northern Ireland.
‘Hailey, St John’s Church’, Oxfordshire
‘Hainton Church’, Lincolnshire.
‘Halstead. Church of the Holy Trinity’, Essex.
‘Hamnish, All Saints Church’, Herefordshire.
‘Hawarden. St John the Baptist’s Church’, Flintshire.
‘Hemingford Abbots Church, Hunts.’, now Cambridgeshire.
‘Highgate, St Augustine’s Church’.
‘Hitcham Church’, Suffolk.
‘Hockerton Church’, Nottinghamshire.
‘Honolulu, St Andrews Church’
‘Hordley Church, Salop’, Shropshire.
‘Hornchurch, St Andrew’s Church’, London.
‘Holt Church’, Norfolk.
‘Hoylake Parish Church’, Merseyside.
‘Kentish Town, Camden School for Girls’, London.
‘Kidderminster, the Grammar School’, Warwickshire.
‘Kidderminster, Baxter Church’, Worcestershire.
‘Kidderminster, The Parish Church’, Worcestershire.
‘Kimberley, St Cyprian’s Church’, South Africa.
‘Kirkby-in-Ashfield, St Wilfred’s Church’, Nottinghamshire.
‘Knockin, St Mary’s Church’, Shropshire.
‘Langley Burrell Church, Wiltshire’.
‘Layer Marney’, Essex.
‘Lelant Church’, Cornwall.
‘Llangoed Church’, Anglesey.
‘Llyswen Church’, Brecknockshire.
‘Lock Heath Church’, Hampshire.
‘Lomas. Holy Trinity Church’, (sic ?)
‘Lower Clapton, Christ Church’, London.
‘Manorbier’, Pembrokeshire.
‘Marsden Church’, ?West Yorkshire.
‘Mauritius, St John’s Church’.
‘Mercersburgh Chapel’, Pennsylvania
‘Mereworth Church’, Kent.
‘Newick Church’, East Sussex.
‘Oldbury Church, Birmingham’.
‘Paul Church, Cornwall’.
‘Port Talbot, St Theodore’s Church’, Wales
‘Ramsgate’, Kent
‘Ringmer Church, Sussex’.
‘Rollesby Church’, Norfolk
‘Ryde. St John’s Chapel, Oak Field’ Isle of Wight.
‘Saltfleetley (sic. Saltfleetby), St Peter’s Church, Lincolnshire.
‘Sholing, St Mary’s Church’, Hampshire
‘South Ascot’, Berkshire.
‘Stalybridge, Christ Church’, Manchester.
‘Stanway, All Saints Church’, ?Essex.
‘Starcross, Western Counties Institution’, Devon.
‘St Margaret at Cliffe’, Dover, Kent
‘Southport, Holy Trinity Church’, Merseyside
‘Speke, All Saints Church’, Liverpool.
‘Stoke on Trent, Royal Infirmary’, Staffordshire
‘Thornham, St John’s Church’, Greater Manchester.
‘Thorpe Chertsey, St Mary’s Church’, Surrey.
‘U.S.A. ‘Cincinnati, The Church of the Advent’.
‘U.S.A.’Evanston, First Methodist Episcopal Church’
‘Welsh Frankton Church’, Shropshire
‘Westcote Barton Church’, Oxfordshire
‘Westgate-on-Sea, St Saviour’s Church’, Kent.
‘West Tilbury Church’, Essex.
‘Willesden Green, St Gabriel’s Church’
‘Wribbenhall, All Saints’, Worcestershire.
‘Youlgrave Church, Bakewell’, Derbyshire.