Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Michael & All Angels
Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19093N.H.J. Westlake3 rows of scenes, 4 in centre lightThe Architect 10 Dec. 1909
SC119091N.H.J. WestlakeSt. Michael; death scenesThe Architect 10 Dec. 1909
SAE+19162Percy BaconBVM; St. JohnEdward HawleyBSMGP Directory 1930
SA1<19302Percy BaconCatherine; CeciliaBSMGP Directory 1930
SA2+19223Percy BaconLucy; Margaret; AgnesIrene PearsonBSMGP Directory 1930
SA3<19302Percy BaconDorothea; HelenaBSMGP Directory 1930
SA419471T.D. Randall (FaithCraft)St. Joseph holding baby JesusJoseph ChennellsFaculty DSA/2/1/75/51
SAW19461William Lawson (FaithCraft)St. NicholasAlma Smith-Dorrien + 1941Faculty DSA/2/1/72/55
NC19091N.H.J. WestlakeVirgin annunciate; AnnunciationThe Architect 10 Dec. 1909
   

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

   

Dates

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.