The firm of james powell and sons also known as whitefriars glass were english glassmakers leadlighters and stained glass window manufacturers as whitefriars glass the company existed from the 17th century but became well known as a result of the 19th century gothic revival and the demand for stained glass windows. Left to right a end page motif in james powell and sons the art of stained glass b street sign c glassed in ruins of the crypt of the old priory off magpie alley. Whitefriars glass the art of james powell sons lesley jackson on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers a study of one of the most creative glass factories britain has ever produced. The first called whitefriars glass james powell and sons of london by wendy evans catherine ross and alex werner was produced by the museum of london and tells the story of the glassworks reproduces material from the museums extensive archives on whitefriars glassworks and illustrates pieces from their collection it is a beautiful and . James powell sons better known as whitefriars glass was the longest running glass house in britain which started in the mid 18 th century the old glass house in tudor street dates back to 1740 but records date back to a small glassworks off fleet street in 1720
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