The Pyke House Glass
A pair of stained glass windows depicting Sir Edwards Stanley’s archers from Latham and Richard Bewick’s Lancashire archers at Flodden Field, circa 1860
Dating from the early 17th century, Pyke, latterly Pike House, situated near Littleborough, Lancashire, was the ancestral home of the Halliwell family, thence the Beswick Royds. Pyke House was demolished in 1960, however the painted glass windows were saved and were kept safe, stored, still wrapped in newspaper of that date, for over fifty years. Two panels depict the Pikemen who were known to have been stationed at the house during the Civil War, where ten men guarded the road under Richard Halliwell in support of King Charles.
The other windows extravagantly show the family tree of the Halliwell and Royds families against a backdrop of events relating to Civil War battles, alongside coats of arms, all set against patterned foliage. The windows are known to have been set in ‘a window on the staircase landing.’ The two further armorial windows were also known to have been set on either side of the front door.
Stock no.: 10780-1/GSO.
Height 3ft 8¾ ins [114 cm]
Width 1 ft 7½ ins [49.5 cm]
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