Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Lawrence
Ardeley, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW+18683 (top)Horwood Bros., FromeResurrection; Ascension; 3 Maries at TombH ChauncyCussans 'History of Hertfordshire 1870-1881'
EW+18683 (bottom)Horwood Bros., FromeAgony; Crucifixion; DepositionH ChauncyCussans 'History of Hertfordshire 1870-1881'
SC218712Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeTop:St. George; St. Agnes. Bottom: St. Cecilia; St. NicholasWyndham-MaletHerts Mercury 3.6.1871
SAE19193F.C. EdenSt. Laurence; Madonna & child; St. AlbanRuddockBSMGP Directory 1930
SA118773Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeSt. Helena scenesFlorentine MaletStylistic attribution
SA218793Lavers, Barraud & Westlake signedSuffer little children
SAW18771Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeTop: Baptism. Below: Moses striking rockChurch Review 23.3.1878
WW1870s2Lavers, Barraud & Westlake4 EvangelistsStylistic attribution
NAE1912centre of 3F.C. EdenMary Magdalene'Parish of Ardeley' by R.C. Harbord, 1952
NA118853Lavers & WestlakeChristian Ministry - 7 SacramentsChurch Review 20.8.1886
NA2+19343F.C. EdenCentre: Portrait of Vicar'Parish of Ardeley' by R.C. Harbord, 1952

Location of windows

The coding system is based on that used in Nineteenth Century Norfolk Stained Glass by Birkin Haward. All windows are numbered consecutively from east to west in any north or south facing wall and from the centre outwards in any east or west facing wall. Windows of 2 and 3 lancet lights are shown as 2 and 3 light.
A plan and key from the book by Birkin Haward is shown below.

Coding system plan



In the column headed date, the date (without a + sign) is the date the window was made. In that column and in the column headed Memorial a date prefixed by a + sign is the date of death commemorated in the window.

Firms / Designers

The booklet Stained Glass Marks & Monographs published by NADFAS, 8 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DA provides details of makers’ signatures and marks and short biographical information on many designers and firms.

Main subjects

A reasonably comprehensive listing of subjects is provided, except in cases where there are many small scenes or many saints, particularly if the windows are high up. For reasons of space, the title ‘Saint’ has often been omitted, most commonly in 4 evangelist windows.

Persons and events commemorated

These are mainly recorded only as a cross-reference to documentation.