The Church of St Lawrence, Longridge


"In 1975, Brian Clarke designed ten pairs of stained glass windows that depict local scenes such as the River Ribble, Pendle Hill, Longridge Fell and Fairsnape Fell, and the local reservoirs and quarries, designed in a semi-abstract way."

"A major advance on his earlier stained glass, the Longridge series may be considered the first stained glass of Clarke's maturity. Referring in a non-literal way to the surrounding landscape, the 20 abstract 'panels' present a disarmingly sophisticated extension, or revision, of the narrative and didactic traditions of stained glass. They insist on being 'read' in sequence, incorporating the kinetics of fluctuations in the lighting conditions and the amount of time the viewer takes to move from window to window." – Martin Harrison in Brian Clarke: Architectural Artist.