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West Kilbride memorial window

Town or City: West Kilbride
County: Ayr and Arran
Country: Scotland
WMT Reference Number: WM7965

Value of grant: £990.00
Type of memorial: Non-Freestanding
Type of work: Conservation and repair
Grant scheme: Centenary Memorials Restoration Fund
Year: 2014

UKNIWM reference number: 00000

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West Kilbride memorial window after works © E McFarland, 2014 The First World War memorial window at West Kilbride Parish Church, West Kilbride comprises of two, tall narrow windows with a pointed arches (lacets) with three large and three tiny roundels. The lancets depict a solider with a bowed head and an angel; the roundels depict Chris in glory with two angels representing Hope and Faith. The window is made using traditional lead calme technique with handmade glass.

In 2014 War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £990 for repair and conservation works. Due to exposure to weathering and damage which had occurred to the exterior protective glazing, there was a build-up of dirt on the memorial window. This was carefully removed by West Kilbride memorial window exturnally after works © E McFarland, 2014 specialist cleaning before replacement protective glazing with suitable ventilation was installed at the exterior of the window. While this protective glazing prevents exposure to the elements it was also important in protecting the window against vandalism In addition to the works to the window, stone repairs and re-pointing works with a lime based mortar were undertaken to the surrounding stone mullions which have eroded and the existing mortar had become defective.

The war memorial window commemorates 14 local men who died in the First World War. It was designed and made by J T and CE Stewart, a father and son team who worked for William Miekle and sons of Glasgow.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM7965
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 00000

War Memorials Online: 148447

If you have a concern about this memorial please contact the Trust on conservation@warmemorials.org

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