Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Christ the King, Polish Church(RC) (wasURC)
Balham, Inner London
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
Ap N & NE2 eachOrnament & text
Ap E1Good Shepherd & two children
Ap SE & S2 eachOrnament & text
STrS1-220073 eachElzbiety BednarskiejPolish Saints etc in each lightGroup with signed windows
SA1-320083 eachElzbiety Bednarskiej signedPolish Saints etc in each light
WW (low)2 each2 Saint heads in each light
NTrN1-220083 eachElzbiety Bednarskiej signedPolish Saints etc in each light
NA12008Left of 3Elzbiety BednarskiejSt AleksandraGroup with signed windows
NA11934Cen. of 3A.J DixDorcasBSMGP Directory 1939
NA12008Rt. of 3Elzbiety BednarskiejSt BenedictGroup with signed window
NA2-320083 eachElzbiety Bednarskiej signedPolish Saints etc in each light
SACler120093Elzbiety BednarskiejBetrothal;BVM;AnnunciationGroup with signed windows
SACler220093Elzbiety Bednarskiej signedVisitation;Nativity:Holy Family
SACler320091Elzbiety BednarskiejBaptismGroup with signed windows
WWClerc20095Elzbiety BednarskiejSt Joseph;Christ in Majesty(2-4);BVMStylistic attribution
AboveWWCler3 cinqfoilsOrnamental
NTrClerc20093Elzbiety BednarskiejPentecost;Assumption;Coronation of BVMStylistic attribution
AboveNTrClerroundelFloral ornament
NACler1c20093Elzbiety BednarskiejAgony;Bearing Cross;CrucifixionStylistic attribution
NACler2c20093Elzbiety Bednarskiej?;Transfiguration;Supper at EmmausStylistic attribution

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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.