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EVANS , DAVID ( 1793 - 1861 ), glass stainer .

Chr. 21 April 1793 at Llanllwchaiarn, Mont. , the son of David and Mary Evans . He was apprenticed to ( Sir ) J. Betton of Shrewsbury , with whom he entered into partnership in 1815 . The windows of Hawkstone Park , Salop , which were done in elaborate design, were the work of Evans . During the years 1822-28 extensive restorations to the windows of Winchester College chapel were carried out by the firm of Evans and Betton . Their work, particularly on the great east window, the gift of William of Wykeham , was considered a notable achievement as a specimen of close imitation of the ancient painted glass. Other work by Evans includes the restoration of the east window (dating from c. 1445 ) in Ludlow church and windows in Lincoln cathedral and in the Abbey church , Shrewsbury . Evans d. at Shrewsbury on 17 Nov. 1861 .


  • NLW MS 9257;
  • The Records of the Diocese of Saint Asaph in the National Library of Wales in N.L.W.;
  • Notable Welshmen (1700–1900) (1908) , 271;
  • H. Pidgeon , Memorials of Shrewsbury, being a concise description of the town and its environs. Adapted as a general guide ... (Shrewsbury, 1837) , 204;
  • J. D. le Couteur , Ancient glass in Winchester (Winchester, 1920) , 69-71;
  • Hugh Owen and John Blakeway , A History of Shrewsbury (London, 1825) , v, 2, 81;
  • S. Redgrave , A Dictionary of Artists of the English School (London, 1878) , 145.


Mary Gwyneth Lewis, (1912-99), Aberystwyth

Published date: 1959