Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Sacred Heart & St. Joseph (RC)
Ware, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SC1970Centre of 3Goddard & GibbsSt. Sebastian (panel reset)BSMGP Directory 1972
SN13Small badges on pnls: Lt:St. Martin/St. Alban; Cen:St. Swithin; Rt: St. Eustace/Margaret of Scotland
SN23Sm badges on pnls:Lt:Henry Heath/Thomas More;Cen: St. Vincent de Paul; Rt: Campion/Joan of Arc
SN33Sm badges on pnls: Lt:St. Winifred/St. Cecilia; Cen: Richard Reynolds; Rt:St. Columba/St. Etheldreda
WW(blw transom)+19515Geoffrey WebbBetrothal of Joseph & Mary; Annunciation; Nativity; Flight into Egypt; Holy FamilyFr. MacironeCatholic Times 2.11.1951
NC1970Centre of 3Goddard & GibbsSt. NicholasBSMGP Directory 1972
NN2Centre of 3Madonna & child (reset)

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.