Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Nicholas
Elstree, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19195James Powell & SonsSt. Nicholas; St. George; Christ in Majesty; BVM; Mary MagdalenePowell Order Book 22/302
SChS18532O'ConnorTop: Jesus as carpenter; Jesus & Doctors. Bottom: Nativity; PresentationThe Guardian 16.11.1853
SA119192William Morris (Westminster) signedChrist & crown
SA2+1920William Morris (Westminster) signedChrist saves Peter from drowning
SA3+18951Percy Bacon Bros signedNoli me Tangere
SPorchS1O'ConnorAngel with musical instrumentNADFAS Report; From original EW by O'Connor
WW1&4 of 4Cox & SonsOrnamentalCox & Sons Catalogue, 1876
WW2 of 4Cox & SonsJohn the BaptistTimmsCox & Sons Catalogue, 1876
WW3 of 4Cox & SonsChristSarah Plumer +1861Cox & Sons Catalogue, 1876
NChN2O'ConnorAnnunciationNADFAS Report
NA119452Maile StudiosF. BakerSt. George; St. MichaelFaculty DSA 2/1/68/9
NA21O'ConnorAngelNADFAS Report; From original EW by O'Connor
NAW19502Comper signedJesus blessing children; St. NicholasFaculty DSA 2/1/79/1

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.