Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18785 (top)Heaton, Butler & BayneAnnunciation(1-2); Crucifixion;Nativity(4-5)Illus. London News 2.3.1878
EW18785 (below)Heaton, Butler & BayneChrist in Temple; Baptism; Crucifixion; Walk to Emmaus; Charge to PeterIllus. London News 2.3.1878
over chl arch+18993Heaton, Butler & BayneChrist enthroned with angelsHBB Catalogue 1902
SChE18814Heaton, Butler & BaynePeter saved from the stormDelme-RedcliffeHertfordshire Express 26 Nov 1881
SA319163Heaton, Butler & BayneSt. George; Christ holds crown; St. MichaelHertfordshire Express 11.11.1916
SAW18783Clayton & BellPresentationJohn HawkinsHertsfordshire Express 12.10.1878
WW18664James Powell & SonsE.J. PoynterSt. John & St. Peter cure the Lame Man at the beautiful gateFred HawkinsThe Guardian 2.5.1866; Powell Cash Book 54/227
NAW18783Clayton & BellTransfigurationHawkins +1875Hertfordshire Express 12.10.1878

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.