Lilies of the Field
Brigadier General Douglas L.MacEwen of the Cameron Highlanders was born November 1867 and died January 1941.He lived at Corsock House from 1922 to 1941.There he established a fine Rhododendron garden where large off-white lilies were planted. He was awarded the Companion of the Order of the Bath(CB) in 1915,the Legiond’honneur in 1916 and the Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George in 1918(London Gazette).His Family Crest is the trunk of an oak tree shooting a young branch Proper with the appropriate Motto REVIRESCO (I grow green)
The Lancet shaped window dedicated to him is on the North –East wall and has a floral design incorporating Liles Rhododendrons, meconopsis (Himalayan poppies) Campions and Orchids.There is an inscription at the Apex above, “Consider the Lilies of the Field” (St. Mathew 6 v.28.).
Below this are four medallions representing, the Legion of Honour, the Order of St. Michael and St. George, the order of the Bath and lastly the MacEwen Crest. Below this is the dedication.
The designer of the window was Brian.D.L Thomas OBE FMGP (1912-1990).He was a London based stained glass designer and artist. Much of his work including this in 1950 was executed by Whitefriars Glass.