Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Essendon, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18885KempeChrist in Glory with angels & small scenesDimsdaleCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SA1+18933KempeDoubting ThomasGriffithsCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SAW19172Kempe & Co signedSt. John; St. Ann teaching BVM to readKempe Commission Registers for date
NChE18863Clayton & BellPresentationAlice DimsdaleStylistic attribution
NA118993Clayton & BellChrist the ConsolerDimsdaleHerts Mercury 13 May 1899
NA320033Tessa Verrecchia signedBell ringers window 2000Artist's website
NAW18852Clayton & BellSuffer little childrenCecilia SouthwellStylistic attribution
   

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.