Corsock Stained Glass Windows

 

The River

 

Brigadier-General Percy Brown, CMG, DSO and, Legion of Honour (1876-1954) lived at Walton Park with his wife Janet (1889-1981) from 1934-1981.He served with the Gordon Highlanders in the Boer War and both World Wars. He was a member of the Royal Company of Archers (1876-1954).

The window is dedicated at the foot  to Jan and Percy Brown of Walton Park 1934-1981.It.is lancet shaped and situated on the South-east wall. The theme of the widow is a reflection of the garden at Walton Park on the surface of the water and embodies the spirit of the river Urr with its cascades and pools.

It was designed by Alexander Hollweg, an independent artist of large murals oils and watercolours who had exhibited in London and New York. Mr Jeremy Brown, son of the Brigadier-General, a previous patron, commissioned him to make a cartoon for the maker David Williams to construct.     6 cartoons were made one of which was chosen by Jeremy for the window which was finished in 1991.It is signed and dated in a dark blue strip but difficult to read.

 David Williams studied with Patrick Reyntiens and his first experience was making the vast window designed by John Piper for Robinson College Cambridge. His firm is now Williams and Byrne.