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Shrigley and Hunt was the name of an English firm which produced stained glass windows and art tiles.

The business began in the 1750s when Shrigley's was a painting, carving and gilding firm in Lancaster, Lancashire

In 1868, control of Shrigley's was passed to Arthur Hunt, a Londoner, who ran a stained glass and decorating business in the south of England. From 1878, Shrigley's became known as Shrigley and Hunt, with their premises being on Castle Hill, Lancaster opposite the main gate of Lancaster Castle. The new company also had a showroom in London.[1]

After WW2 the company moved to West Road, Lancaster but fire destroyed much of those premises in 1973, and the last windows made by the company were in 1980.

Shrigley and Hunt made windows for many churches, including the Priory Church of St Mary in Lancaster and St Paul's Church in Scotforth. Their work can also be found throughout the UK and further afield in Europe.

As well as stained glass, Shrigley and Hunt made art tiles; in the late 1800s these formed an important part of the income of the company. Some of the tiles can be seen still in situ outside their former workshop on Castle Hill.

Lancaster City Museum has a significant holding of Shrigley and Hunt material. This includes two panels by E. L. Eaton, a stained glass window and its cartoon in the design of John O'Gaunt, several negatives showing posed figures for stained glass artists to copy, and two painted vases by William Lambert.[2]

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