Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Bonaventure (RC)
Welwyn Gdn City, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SN119303A.A. OrrAngel with badge; St. Gregory: Angel with badgeBSMGP Directory 1930
SN219303A.A. Orr signedAngel with badge; St. Edmund; Angel with badge
SN319493HardmanSt. Clara(roundel); St. Francisca; St. Bonaventure(roundel)Francisca Clemson +1944BSMGP Directory 1952
SN419653Jasper & Molly Kettlewell signedSt. Francis; St. Gregory the Great; St. Augustine preaching
WW19632Jasper & Molly KettlewellBrightly coloured abstractFile in CCC Library
NTrE20021P&S Archer signedNativity
NN120003Mark Williams signedMillennium window
NN219923MTM signedSymbolic - resurrection
NN320033P&S Archer signedSt. Padre Pio; St. Cecilia; St. Vincent de Paul
Bap N19491HardmanBaptismBSMGP Directory 1952
   

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.