St Bartholomew

Reredos – Photograph (PWDRO 116/98, 244/4 & 244/5); date unknown

The photograph of this reredos, taken in the workshop before dispatch, shows a finely carved scene depicting the Annunciation in the centre, with canopied niches either side. A large label reads ‘Reredos by Rashleigh Pinwell [sic] & Co. Blurton Church Stoke-on-Trent’, which illustrates the difficulty the Pinwills had in getting their name spelt correctly, even on their own stationery. At some point, two figures, including one of St Bartholomew, were placed in the niches (Peter Mockford, Vicar, St Bartholomew, Blurton, pers. comm.) that are likely to have been carved by Rashleigh Pinwill.


PWDRO 116/98 Photograph. Blurton. Reredos.

PWDRO 244/4 Photograph Album. Various. Woodcarvings.

PWDRO 244/5 Photograph Album. Various. Woodcarvings.