Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Gilston, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW4 (top)Clayton & BellNativity; Bearing cross; Risen Christ; Noli me TangereStylistic attribution
EW4 (Bottom)Clayton & BellAnnunciation; Marriage at Cana; Deposition; 3 Maries at TombStylistic attribution
SC11Clayton & BellNoli me TangereStylistic attribution
SC218901James Powell & SonsFigure of Ada BowlbyAda BowlbyPowell Order Book 9/207
SAE18822Clayton & BellMartha pleads with Jesus for LazarusMAG & HCGStylistic attribution
SA119151James Powell & SonsSt. AlbanPowell Order Book 21/213
NAE18832Clayton & BellCharge to PeterStylistic attribution
NA118892James Powell & SonsJ.W BrownSt. George; St. MichaelFrank Bowlby +1888Powell Order Book 9/149
   

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.