|The Rushden Echo & Argus, 9th January, 1931, transcribed by Jim Hollis
Memorial Windows at Rushden - History Recalled From Twelfth Century
Windows to commemorate the great anniversary at St. Mary’s, Rushden, last year, are shortly to be placed in the west wall of the church, and the Rector hopes to have them unveiled on Lady Day (March 25th).
The windows are of rounded-leaded pattern, and represent the following subject :-
William Peveral, the Norman Lord of Higham Ferrers, giving his church of Rissenden (Rushden) to the Prior of Lenton, in 1105 A.D. This is the first recorded mention of the church; and Henry I confirming this grant in Nottingham Castle.
Under the first window are to be the words: “For the remembrance of the first Rector of Rushden, A.D. 1230. This window is here placed A.D. 1930”; and under the other: “For a remembrance before God, of all founders and benefactors of this Church, the parishioners have caused these windows to be made A.D. 1930.”
The architect is Mr. Walter Tower, who designed the windows in the Memorial Chapel, and the cost will be about £180. Towards this outlay the church has £147 in hand.