Left: Whole window. Right: Figure of the the angel on the right.
The Grosvenor Memorial Window, by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1833-1898). Made by Morris & Co., this window was installed in S. S. Teulon's Holy Trinity, Northwood in 1886 (Baker) or 1887 (Cherry and Pevsener 342), and moved to this position in the south-east wall of the Lady Chapel after this part of the church was added in the twentieth century. As inscribed on the window itself, it is in memory of Thomas George Grosvenor, who died in 1886 and whose family lived in nearby Moor Park. The Grosvenors' tombs are in the churchyard here. The land for the church had been given by Sir Robert Grosvenor, and the building's foundation stone [shown here] had been laid by Lady Grosvenor.
The window is particularly fine. Burne-Jones liked musical angels: these seem to be the angels of the resurrection, whose golden instruments glow, their richly coloured robes swirling around them. There is a dynamism here that is lacking in some of his conventional biblical figures, so often executed to his designs long after his death.
Photographs by contributing photographerJohn Salmon; text and formatting by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use these images without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. Click on the images to enlarge them.]
- Holy Trinity, Northwood: Interior (with a list of other windows from there which are shown on this site)
Baker, T. F., et al., ed. County of Middlesex: Volume 4: Harmondsworth, Hayes, etc. London, 1971. British History Online. Web. 24 November 2015.
Cherry, Bridget, and Nikolaus Pevsner. London 3: North West. London: Penguin, 1991.
"List Entry" (for Holy Trinity). Historic England. Web. 24 November 2015.
Last modified 28 January 2016