Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Helen
Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW1866left of 3H. Hughes signedChrist preaching; Baptism; Nativity
EW1866centre of 3H. Hughes signedAscension; Crucifixion; Agony
EW1866right of 3H. Hughes signedBetrayal; Resurrection; Last Supper
SC118882Ward & Hughes signedTop: Feeding of 5000. Lower: Marriage at Cana
STrE+19373Christopher WebbNativityBSMGP Directory 1939
STrS+18674Ward & Hughes signedOld Testament scenes, Life of JosephCussans:History of Hertfordshire 1870-81
SA1+1888Left of 3Heaton, Butler & BayneSt. AgnesCharles FenwickChurch Guide
SA1+1888centre of 3Heaton, Butler & BayneChrist with children (brought 1991 from Holy Trinity, Selhurst)
SA1+1888right of 3Heaton, Butler & BayneSt. MargaretCharles Fenwick
SAW19092Ward & Hughes signedTop:Adoration of Magi;Flight into Egypt. Lower:Holy Family; Christ & the Doctors
WW3Henry HolidayFaith; Charity; Hope (hidden behind organ)NADFAS Report
NTrE3Leaf & flower quarries
NA118932KempeSt. Anna with BVM; St. CatherineChurch Guide
NAW19082Douglas StrachanAnnunciationRussell's 'Stained Glass works of D. Strachan'1972

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.