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This is my wish list or unfinished research list of other known Ferguson & Urie windows.

As at August 2014 I have published over 360 articles and well over 3,000 photos of historic Ferguson & Urie stained glass windows but there is much more to come.

This list below represents my bucket list of known locations which have Ferguson & Urie windows which I have very little information on and nothing much to piece together a decent historical article as yet.

Where possible, links to existing articles have been added in the list below or a simple one page summary of the photos of the windows if I have them.

When I have posted a complete article on the windows mentioned below, the entry on this page will be removed.

If you can assist with any confirmatory evidence as to the provenance of these windows, please contact me.


NEW SOUTH WALES.

COROWA: St John’s Anglican.

No dates for this window yet but it would have to be after 1864 which is when Elizabeth Hume died (one of the names mentioned on the window).

On the 17th January 2014, Glenda Campbell from Corowa wrote:
“…Do you know if this would be the same Company as Ferguson & Wise of Melbourne who would have made a stain glass window for the Church of England Church in Corowa in February,1884.  The local paper states “it is a very beautiful piece of workmanship and was executed by the order of the Misses Hume by Messrs. Ferguson & Wise of Melbourne…”

Ferguson & Wise is obviously Ferguson & Urie and strangely enough the same name combination has been used before.

See: Photo by Dr Bronwyn Hughes.

HAY: St Paul’s Old Cathedral, Pine Street.

In July 1886, the Riverine Grazier tabloid in Hay wrote: “A BEAUTIFUL window has been placed in St. Paul’s and will be a pleasing novelty to the congregation on Sunday. It is by Ferguson & Urie, Melbourne, a firm famous for that kind of thing, and cost £50. The key colour is blue, but yellow and white are worked in with most chaste effect. Messrs Stokes and Hancock put in the window and deserve the greatest credit for their workmanship.”

No photos yet and no confirmation that the window still exists.

QUEENSLAND.

BRISBANE, MILTON: Christ Church Memorial (Lang Park Stadium).

In August 1876 the Brisbane Courier wrote: “…windows, the gift of an anonymous gentleman, which were ordered specially from Messrs. Ferguson and Urie, of Melbourne, and are highly ornamental…”

No photos or confirmation that the windows still exist. They were erected in the original stone church which was damaged in a storm in 1890 and a wooden church was built in its place which still stands in the shadow of Lang Park stadium at Milton.

WARWICK: St Mary’s Catholic Church.

Gerry Cummins and Jill Stehn (Cummins & Stehn) of Eumundi in Queensland contacted me in March 2013 about a window they were repairing which turns out to be a Ferguson & Urie! Nothing further known about this.

SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

ADELAIDE, MITCHAM: St Michael’s.

The window is the Charles Burton. Hardy memorial window which depicts Christ with Children depicting “Suffer Little Children”. C. B. Hardy died as an infant on the 13th February 1882.

TASMANIA.

CAMPBELL TOWN: Brickhill Memorial Church.

This church is now privately owned. It was built as a memorial to shopkeeper Joseph Brickhill who died in 1865. The foundation stone of the church was laid on the 30th June 1869. I only noticed the window from the outside on a trip to Campbelltown in October 2010. A poor quality photo found later of the window from the inside confirms it as a Ferguson & Urie. Nothing else known at this stage and I haven’t been able to get any detailed photos of the window.

FALMOUTH: Thompson Villa/Endstone Park.

I have an article on this one but no photos. Two commenters on the article  indicate that the window still exists.
See: 08-08-1868: ‘Thompson Villa’, AKA ‘Enstone Park’, Falmouth, Tasmania

As at 20170622 I have confirmatory photos of the window and other info. The current owners have been very helpful but wish to keep their anonymity. I’ll en-devour to retain that respect.  I am at awe at the information they have graciously provided to help me proceed with this history.

HADSPEN: Good Shepherd Anglican Church.

Construction of this church began in 1858 but stalled and remained a ruin for close to a century until completion in 1961. The church currently has a Baptism & Crucifixion window created by Ferguson & Urie which came from the Entally Chapel at Hadspen around the time it was completed. The Entally Chapel now has partial replica’s of similar design created by Gavin Merrington of Hobart. It’s a complex story of the movement of original Ferguson & Urie stained glass windows between Brickendon, Entally and Hadspen churches.

HOBART: St Peter’s Lutheran, former Wesleyan.

The foundation stone was laid by Henry Hopkins in 1870. It definitely has the typical Gothic decorative Ferguson & Urie windows. Gavin Merrington from South Hobart did some restoration work on the windows more than 20 years ago.

LONGFORD: Brickendon Chapel.

There is a long and complex story to this window which is related to the Entally and Hadspen churches!

See photo summary dated 12th August 2012.

LONGFORD: Christ Church.

I truly suspect that the nave windows of this historic church are by Ferguson & Urie. The historic chancel window by William Archer and William Wailes was erected in 1842 and in 1881 it was sent to Melbourne for repair. I suspect Ferguson & Urie may have done the repairs and at the same time created the nave windows for the church.

See: 1842: Christ Church Anglican, Longford, Tasmania. 

LOW HEAD: Ainslie House Aged Care Chapel.

A three light window depicting the “Resurrection and the life, Good Shepherd, and Light of the world” was supposed to have been erected in the chancel of St Paul’s at Launceston and unveiled on Christmas day 1881. Unfortunately the company couldn’t complete it in time and requested an extension was given. St Paul’s was demolished in the 1970’s and this window was subsequently installed in St Peter’s chapel at Low Head, which is part of the Ainslie House Aged Care facility. The window is confirmed to exist but another two windows depicting St Peter and St Paul have yet to be found.

Update 20 Aug 2014: Gavin Merrington has been to the church at Low Head and the St Peter & St Paul windows are definitely there!

NEWTOWN: St John’s, Newtown.

There are a number of Ferguson & Urie windows in St John’s but no clues have been found to indicate when they were erected.

See: photos taken 9th Oct 2010.

ROSS: Mona Vale Mansion.

This magnificent mansion was built for William Kermode near Ross in Tasmania and mention of the Ferguson & Urie stained glass windows was published in January 1868.

There are photos of the windows in a book titled “Country Houses of Tasmania” but I have no detailed photographs myself.

I published an article about Monavale in Feb 2012 which includes a transcription of the tabloid article.

See: 20-01-1868: Mona Vale Mansion, Ross, Tasmania, Australia.

ST LEONARDS: St Paul’s Church.

A window depicting scenes from the life of St Peter and erected to the memory of local pioneer William Thomas Bell who died 17th Apr 1885. The window was erected in St Paul’s in May 1888. Nothing else know at this stage.

The Daily Telegraph of May 1888 wrote:

“…At St. Paul’s Church a handsome stained glass window has just been placed in position, and is a great ornament to the church. It is the Bell memorial window, and was erected by the residents, who subscribed the necessary funds so that the memory of one of their oldest and most respected residents should be perpetuated. The design is very handsome, and represents scenes, beautifully painted, from the life of St. Peter, and was executed by Messrs. Fergusson [sic] and Urie, of Melbourne.”

 

VICTORIA.

ABBOTSFORD: Immaculate Conception Church at Convent of the Good Shepherd.

I have an extensive collection of photos that were taken 11th Sep 2012. I have no article on this church yet but it was recently re-opened in late 2012 after restoration and some of the windows underwent restoration and conservation work at the same time by Bruce Hutton from Almond Glass. Convent records state that the stained glass was by Ferguson & Urie.

ARARAT: Woodlands Homestead (Wilson family).

No photos yet but existing copyright historic and copyright images exist which are certain to be Ferguson & Urie glass.

AVOCA: St Kevin’s Catholic.

A former red brick church built circa 1872 is now replaced by a non-descript brick church built in 1979. The Ferguson & Urie window from the old church has been incorporated into the new church. No other detail is known. The photos of the window were taken from outside the locked church looking in from the glass doors on 11th June 2011.

See photos taken 11th June 2011.

BACCHUS MARSH: St Andrew’s Uniting.

No detail known about when this window was erected or any other detail as yet.

See photos taken 30th December 2010.

BALLARAT: Wesleyan/Uniting, Lydiard Street.

No other detail known. I found these windows by chance in November 2011. They are definitely Ferguson & Urie windows based on their typical designs.

See photos taken 6th November 2011.


BALMORAL: St Mary’s Anglican Church.

I found this article below on the evening of 13th June 2016 but nothing further known yet other than the window supposedly depicts St Peter, Christ and St Andrew and was donated by the Armytage family in memory of Charles Henry Armytage (1824-1876) of Fulham and it was erected in the church in late 1894.

Hamilton Spectator, Vic, Saturday 26th January 1895, page 3.

“NEW CHURCH OF ENGLAND AT BALMORAL.

THE OPENING CEREMONY.

On Thursday last, 24th inst., the Bishop of Ballarat opened the new brick church erected at Balmoral, from designs by Rev. R. M. Fulford, modified by Mr. Hill, architect, of Coleraine. It has cost (reckoning the value of furniture and ornaments donated) some £550 in all, and a debt of only £100 remains on it. The church consists of a kind of porch (partly available for baptistry and vestry), nave and chancel in early English style, with handsome triple east window (presented by the Armytage family in memory of the late C. Armytage, Esq., of Fulham), by Ferguson and Urie, much tasteful furniture in kauri pine and cedar; and presents a most complete and attractive appearance. The contractors are Messrs. C. Parker and Sons, of Melbourne, who made handsome contributions to the structure…”

C. H. Armytage was the owner of “Como House & Gardens” from 1864 and donated to the national Trust by his descendants in 1959.

Update 7th Oct 2017: I got to see and photograph the three light window of St Mary’s at Balmoral. It’s definitely a very late window by Ferguson & Urie but Bronwyn Hughe’s and I are both agree that it’s very likely to be the design work of Herbert Moesbury Smyrk who was a freelance designer and once was a partner in the firm of Smyrk & Rogers. Also see my Evernote file on Smyrk.

BEECHWORTH: Gospel Antiques, Camp Street (former Church)

Nothing is known of this old former church in Camp Street, Beechworth. It has the year 1869 as its erection date but little is know apart from that.  It is now the ‘Gospel Antiques’ shop and it has a typical F&U west window. The centre light of the three light window contains a typical F&U scroll design with the words “Surely the Lord is in this Place”.

Photos taken March 2002 by Barbara Block.

BENDIGO: All Saints, (the View Church), McKenzie Street.

There is practically nothing known about the Ferguson & Urie windows in this church, or of the church history. It looks to have been put up for private sale as at 2013.
See photos taken 8th August 2010 > South wallNorth wall

BENDIGO: St Andrew’s.

No photos or information or photos yet.

BRIGHTON: Trinity Uniting (former Congregational), Black Street.

Not a lot known about this church in relation to the windows.
See: Photos taken 31 Oct 2010.

BRIGHTON: St Cuthbert’s Presbyterian, Wilson Street.

Nothing much known.

See photos taken 31 Oct 2010.

BRUNSWICK: Christ Church, Glenlyon Road.

No significant information as yet. There are a number of windows in this church by Ferguson & Urie. I took some terrible photos with a pocket camera back in February 2010. I have to get around to revisiting this church sometime. Geoffrey Wallace stained glass at Caulfield has done some restoration on the Crucifixion window in the last couple of years.

BRUNSWICK: Wesleyan Church?

No information. It’s known to contain some basic Ferguson & Urie stock windows with the recogniseable stained glass borders but nothing else known.

BULLEEN: Clarendon Eyre Homestead (formerly ‘Springbank’ built in 1873).

This homestead was built for Robert Laidlaw in 1879 and contains a Ferguson & Urie stained glass window depicting livestock and sheep.
The home is now owned by the Dunleavey family. No other detail known.

CAMBERWELL: ‘Aire’, Riversdale Road (currently home of Alison and Arthur Adams)

This home contains remnants of acid etched glass by F&U. It used to be the home of horse trainer and owner of the 1876 Melbourne Cup winner ‘Briseis’ and had a stained glass window of the horse which later relocated to ‘Suma Park’ near Queenscliffe.

Also see: 15-05-1891: The 1876 Melbourne Cup winner ‘Briseis’ in stained glass.

CAMBERWELL: Uniting (former Wesleyan/Methodist).

These are just F&U stock windows containing the unique F&U borders.

Photos taken 11th July 2013.

CLUNES: Wesleyan/Uniting.

These two, two light windows either side of the organ are definitely the work of Ferguson & Urie. No other detail known.

Photos taken  15 May 2012.

DAYLESFORD: Wesleyan/Methodist (now Uniting), Central Spring’s Road.

The stained glass for this church was obscurely mentioned in another article in August 1867.

Photos taken 29 Aug 2010.

DUNOLLY: Wesleyan Church, Sabbath School.

This only has Ferguson & Urie stock windows with the stained glass borders. Only found by chance on the way through Dunolly in January 2014.

Photos taken 2nd Jan 2014.

ECHUCA: Wesleyan, Percy Street.

Ferguson & Urie glass mentioned in the Riverine Herald, Saturday 5th June 1869, page 2.

ELSTERNWICK: John Knox, (now converted to private home as at 2011)

Ferguson & Urie three light west window and other stock windows.

ELSTERNWICK: Ripponlea Mansion.

I have photos and the stairwell window is attributed to Ferguson & Urie but I have insufficient information for an article yet.

See photo summary 4th January 2013.

EPPING: Presbyterian Church.

The Presbyterian Church at Epping has a three light liturgical west window in the old bluestone portion of the church built in 1867. The window is a typical design by Ferguson & Urie containing a piece of Scripture in the centre light “I AM THE WAY AND THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE” (from John 14:6) and in the apex of the centre light is the Thistle, Rose and Shamrock for Scotland, England & Ireland.

See photo(s) of the stained glass window <here>

EPPING: St John’s Anglican Church.

In the gable of the liturgical west end of St John’s is a Rose or Wheel shaped round window by Ferguson & Urie dating from about 1869 when the church was built. The single light nave windows are also Ferguson & Urie’s simple stock windows with stained glass borders.

See photo(s) of the stained glass window <here>

FOOTSCRAY: St John’s.

West window comes from former church and a bizarre collage window out the back is made from remnants of a broken F&U window.

See photo summary 24th March 2013.

GEELONG – NEWTOWN: All Saints Newtown Geelong.

This is undoubtedly a Ferguson & Urie window but its movements within the church are not publicly recorded. The window would have originally been the primary east chancel window but past reconfiguration now sees the F&U window located in the liturgical north transept. I can’t prove this theory (yet).

Update 11 Jul 2014: This is now partially proven as the work of F&U. A Geelong Advertiser article from 1869 (http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article150643911) explicitly mentions Ferguson and Urie as the makers of the windows in the North & South transepts. My  query on this is that the design of the three light north transept window looks like really early F&U work and I reasonably suspect it may have been the original chancel window before the changes and extensions were made

HAWTHORN: St Columb’s Hawthorn.

The Resurrection window to the memory of Marion May Waller c.1887.

HORSHAM, DOOEN: Longerenong Homestead, Burnt Clay Road.

Longerenong was built in 1862 for the wealthy Squatter Sir Samuel Wilson. I’ve read various articles about the stained glass windows supposedly being imported from Belgium but I’m convinced they are definitely the local work work of Ferguson & Urie.

Update 7th Oct 2017: I got to personally see and photograph the Longerenong stained glass on the 2nd August 2017. I can confirm the windows are definitely the work of Ferguson & Urie and whilst the stained glass skylight was something I may have been skeptical of, there is absolutely no doubt that all the stained glass and glazing is the work of Ferguson & Urie.

KEW: Chinese Baptist Church.

This has some F&U stock windows with the stained glass borders. It may contain some more extensive work but I haven’t been inside the church yet.

KILMORE: Assumption College “Shandon House” Kilmore.

This adjoins St Patrick’s Church and was established as a convent school in 1875 by the sisters of Mercy. Architect Thomas Kelly designed the first stage of the convent in 1876 and it opened in 1877. No news articles about this window have been found to-date to pin-point the year of manufacture of the window but the 1870’s-80’s is consistent with the style of that time.

See photo here: <see here>

KILMORE: St Andrew’s Presbyterian Kilmore.

Found by chance whilst photographing a WW1 memorial window on 19th  Feb 2014. On either side of the principal west entrance are two, two light lancets of typical Ferguson & Urie decorated design.

See photos taken 19th Feb 2014.

LANCEFIELD: St Mary’s Catholic Church Lancefield.

Nothing much known about this church. The chancel end containing the window is a different dated construction to the nave.

See photo summary dated 24th November 2013.

MALDON: Holy Trinity Maldon.

There is much conjecture as to the origins of this window with a lot of hearsay pointing to John Lamb Lyon as the maker. The facts are that the window has the date of 1863 on it which is more than a year or more after Lyon joined Ferguson and Urie. t was recorded that Lyon joined Ferguson & Urie in 1861. The English artist, David Relph Drape joined the firm in November 1863. Drape was also the architect of Holy Trinity during his time in Maldon so I reasonably suspect that the design for the window would have strongly been influenced by him which, if true, may mean that the window was erected in late November/December 1863 or early 1864. Other unsupported writings call this the “Threlfall” window because this was supposedly the donors surname. The window itself only indicates that it was donated by “W.S.T”. Nothing has been found to ascertain exactly who this may have been.

See photo summary taken 8th August 2010.

MELBOURNE: Government House 1876.

This is a real surprise! It would appear that this cycle of acid etched windows by Ferguson & Urie were done in the same year as the ones for the Chirnside’s mansion at Werribee park and also the acid etched windows in the Billiard room and back rooms of William Clarke’s mansion “Rupertswood.”

“…the eye is attracted by the exquisitely finished specimens of frosted glass, from the premises of Messrs Ferguson and Urie, which forms the main conduit of light to the hall and corridors. From out of a vase the leaves of the Australian tree fern gracefully curvilinean upspring, surrounded by bannerettes and symbols of art and industry, and the most minute examination affects the eye, not only with a sustained, but a constantly growing pleasure. Typical aptly conceived and most meritoriously executed, this window will be an enduring testimony of local artistic skill…”

See short photo summary > Government House.

MELBOURNE: St Augustines RC Bourke St Melbourne.

The windows were mentioned as being by Ferguson & Urie in the Advocate, Melbourne, Vic, Saturday 24th September 1870, page 4., but there is no mention of any figurative work in the glass. The style, colouring and type of glass is fairly consistent with other similar windows by the firm but I’m doubtful that the figures of Christ and Madonna & Child in the North & South transept windows are original. It’s more likely that these were added to the existing Ferguson & Urie lead-light work by another company, such as Brooks, Robinson & Co, in the early 20th century.

See photo taken 13th March 2011

MILAWA: St Paul’s Anglican Milawa.

The east and west windows were found and photographed by Mrs Noelle Nathan on 27th November 2011. I took more recent detailed photos on the 9th March 2014. The east two light window depicts Paul at Athens and the stoning of Stephen and is dedicated to the first Bishop of Melanesia, John Coleridge Patteson (1827–1871) who was clubbed to death on the 20th September 1871 on the island of Nukapu. There is plenty of information about Patteson but why there is a stained glass window dedicated to him in St Paul’s at Milawa is a mystery.

The west three light window contains the biblical representations of the four evangelists and a central roundel contains the symbol of the trinity. This window is dedicated to William Ahrens, a trustee of the church who died 7th April 1872. Not much is known about Ahrens other than he was a farmer at near by Oxley and according to his probate documents his wife’s name was Mary.

No historic newspaper articles have been found in relation to these windows yet.

I’ve uploaded a selection of photos taken on Sunday 9th March 2014 to my Flickr site here:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/raysalmanac/sets/72157642195169064/

 

RICHMOND: St Ignatius Catholic Church St Richmond.

The west end rose/wheel window looks to be typical Ferguson & Urie. Nothing else know.

See photo summary 31st January 2011.

ST KILDA: Presbyterian Church St Kilda (Alma & Barklay St).

Nothing much known. I have terrible photos taken with a pocket camera in 2009 so this has to be revisited.

ST KILDA: St Mary’s Catholic St Kilda.

This church looks to have some F&U examples either side of the altar/chancel. The chancel windows are possibly the work of Lyon & Cottier. Some nave windows and probably many others are by Mathieson & Gibson. The west window if by F. X. Zettler. An odd window on the South transept is a two light with one part being by Harry Clark Studios on the left and the right being of complimentary design by Brooks, Robinson & Co.

ST KILDA: All Saints Anglican St Kilda.

The two lone clerestory windows are definitely Ferguson & Urie and highly likely the five chancel windows. In October 1876 the ‘Australasian Sketcher..” indicated that the Clerestory and chancel windows were ‘presented by two members of the congregation’. I believe these windows are the work of Ferguson & Urie. Other later windows are by Clayton & Bell. England and Van DerPoorten, Brussels.

See F&U summary: 3rd April 2011.

ST KILDA: Stanthorpe, AKA The Manse Mansion, AKA Stafford House.

Built in Barklay Street St Kilda in 1875 for Alexander Sutherland. This building became the Presbyterian Manse for the church adjoining the church fronting Alma & Barclay Street. It is now in private hands as a business premiss and contains a window depicting St George. There are copyright images in books but I have not visited personally. The depiction of St George is very similar to the one at Apsley House in Malvern.

ST KILDA: Tolarno Hotel St Kilda.

The St George window is on the first stairwell landing at the rear of the Tolarno Hotel in Fitzroy Street St Kilda. It is the exact same cartoon as the acid etched St George window at Werribee mansion.

See detailed photos of the Tolarno’s window on my Flickr site.

STAWELL: Welsh Baptist Chapel (former).

Nothing known.

TOORAK: St John’s Anglican.

A post about the chancel window has been done but there is also the John Goodman memorial window at the west end which I have yet to do some research on. The window is a three light circa 1874.

See photos summary 31st Oct 2010.

VIOLET TOWN: St Dunstan’s.

This was photographed by Noelle Nathan on 15th July 2012 and is an unmistakeable Ferguson & Urie window.

See photo summary 15th July 2012.

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