Restoration of stair window by "Hooper" - 1887
This beautiful and unusual stair window had "slipped" over the years, causing the leads to tear and the glass to crack.
Detail of typical damage throughout the window.
Detail of damage.
The window was full of tiny hidden painted gems, such as this bat.
...and this one!
We have never heard of "Hooper" before, so any information would be gratefully received.
Small vents were introduced throughout the window. The back plating was replaced and the external frame restored.
Detail of bottom panel after restoration.