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Stained glass

Stained glass was very common in New Zealand houses of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Windows were often seen in more stately homes, around the front doorway and in rooms facing the street. This example of Edwardian stained glass dating from 1904, by Charles Carter, is in the porch of the mansion Carrigafoyle on The Terrace in Wellington.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Jock Phillips and Chris Maclean, Stained glass windows in New Zealand houses. Auckland: Oxford University Press, 1983, p. 58
Photograph by Jock Phillips

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Jeremy Salmond, 'Building materials - Roofing and glazing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 February 2023)

Story by Jeremy Salmond, published 11 Mar 2010