Altar Rail. St. Mary the Virgin, Great Warley, Essex (c. 1905). Designed and executed by William Reynolds-Stephens (1862-1943). “Glorified crown of thorns in brass. The rail in copper oxidized dark grey; marble, dark Irish green. The step in dark-grey Belgian fossil marble.” (12). “The bronze altar rails resting upon wreaths of flowering briars, typifying the crown of thorns, are extremely well conceived” (15).

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Baldry, A. L. “A Notable Decorative Achievement by W. Reynolds-Stephens ”. The Studio 34 (1905): 100-107. Internet Archive. Web. 29 January 2012.

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