Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Martin
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19023Clayton & BellChrist in Majesty, angels, Alpha & OmegaRev A Hawkins Jones +1900Faculty June 1902 (P 147/2/2/19)
Apse S19092Clayton & Bell signedSt Martin of Tours, St AlbanDonor: Mr HolmestedFaculty Aug 1909 (P 147/2/2/22)
Apse N19092Clayton & Bell signedSt Etheldreda, St HelenaLouisa Sarah MansonFaculty Aug 1909 (P 147/2/2/22)
SChE19123Clayton & Bell signedChrist in Majesty, Virgin & Child with angelsParochial record book (P 147/28/1)
SChS119061Clayton & BellAnnunciationAlice Mary Lyall +1905Parochial record book (P 147/28/1)
SChS219121Clayton & BellVirgin & ChildParochial record book (P 147/28/1)
SChS319091Clayton & Bell signedPresentation in the TempleRev Frederick James Lyall +1908Parochial record book (P 147/28/1)
SA218981Jones & WillisChrist rising from the tombFA & A Crommelin +1897 & 1860Ely Diocesan Remembrancer May/June 1898 p88
Bapt SW18981Jones & WillisChild TimothyJones & Willis list
Bapt W19021Clayton & BellSt John the BaptistFaculty June 1902 (P 147/2/2/19)
Bapt NW19151Jones & Willis ?St ChristopherFor date - Parochial record book (P 147/28/1)
Bapt N19991Chapel StudioPeter ArcherSt Cecilia
NA2+19161H Victor Milner ?King DavidCharles Fry +1916Stylistic attribution - Peter Cormack
N Vestibule+19162H Victor Milner ?St George, St GabrielCharles James WilliamsStylistic attribution - Peter Cormack

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.