After being damaged by a fire in 2014, we’re pleased to introduce our ‘new’ stained glass window, designed by glass expert Glenn Carter.
Built in 1830, The Alverton is a grade II* listed building steeped in history.
Our hotel has been home to many fascinating figures. Originally home to Mr William Tweedy, President of the Royal Horticultural Society, it has also acted as a convent for nuns in 1883, as well as a country house hotel.
The Alverton was bought by The Cornish Hotel group in 2012, where our team of hotel experts have since been finding unique ways to restore the buildings fascinating history, while also creating a luxury hotel in the heart of Cornwall.
One of the most architecturally integral aspects of our hotel, is our Great Hall. The building originally opened in 1910, and was designed by the eminent architect EH Sedding. As part of its design, beautiful stained glass windows were carefully placed in the hall. These have since been admired by many visitors and locals alike.
In 2014 a fire occurred, unfortunately causing catastrophic damage to one of our beautiful stained glass windows.
Despite this sad loss, we took this opportunity to restore and create a new window design.
With over thirty years of experience working within the glass industry, Glenn Carter from ‘Glenn Carter Glass’ began to restore the damaged stained glass window. We asked him to incorporate pieces of the damaged medieval glass with new segments.
To do this, Glenn created new pieces of hand-blown glass by copying the style of the original pieces.
The final design is symbolic of an abstracted representation of the fire’s blazing heat and damage to the original work and has become a stand-out feature of our Great Hall.
This restoration project was initiated in 2017, and the stunning new window was proudly installed this summer. The project represents a culmination of many ideas and conversations, time, and of course the experience of a pandemic.
The window is dedicated ‘To the Glory of God in memory of Clementina, Mother, C.E. 1901–1922, entered into rest Feb. 25, 1923’.
We are so excited to now share it with you.