Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Paul
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18836HardmanChrist among the elders, school of prophets of Elijah, David, St Paul, GamalielSir William & Dame Alice HarpurHardman Archives invoice 22 June 1883
SC118893Clayton & BellTop:Paul;Christ;Barnabas Below:Moses;John Baptist;ElijahJohn Best Trapp +1886Par Mag 1889 no32pp1-2; Ely Diocesan Remembrancer 1889
SChE18854HardmanConversion of Saul, St Paul with executioners, St Paul led by moonlight, St Paul in boatSir Richard GilpinBeds Times 31 Jan 1885 p 6; Leighton Buzzard Observer 1885
SCh119023Burlison & GryllsGF BodleyChrist blessing childrenMarion Belcher +1898Beds Mercury Nov 1902/ Bedford High School Guild leaflet
SCh219083Paul Woodroffe signedSt Clare;Madonna & child;St FrancisLettice Mary Shaw +1904Chambers no 11 p 158
SCh319123Burlison & GryllsGood Centurion, St Michael, JoshuaCol Frederick John Josselyn +1910Beds Times 19 July 1912 p8; Parish Mag Aug 1912
SCh419253Burlison & GryllsSt Martin, Good Shepherd, St NicholasCanon J H Speck +1922Faculty 21 May 1925 (P1/2/170) Beds Times July 1925
STrS19665FaithcraftCoats of ArmsHorace Richard Neate +1966Letter from Goddard & Gibbs 1998
SA118723Clayton & Bell9 scenes from life of Christ; musical angels in tracerySarah Frances ThomasStylistic attribution - Michael Kerney; Beds Times 9 April 1872
SA218723Clayton & BellRaising of Jairus' daughter (centre)Ada Isabella Elton +1871Stylistic attribution - Michael Kerney; Beds Times 9 April 1872
SA319573Christopher WebbNativitySir Richard William Allen +1955Faculty 24 July 1957 (P 1/2/192)
SA419133Burlison & GryllsPresentationInformation from Michael Odell
SACler119143Clayton & Bell ?BVM;St Andrew;St AnnaAnna Maria BrierleyChambers no 53 p137 & no 8 p157
SPorchE19073Hardman signedSt Cosmos, Christ, St DamianJohn Hammerton Edwards +1905Hardman archives, invoice 24 April 1907
SPorchW18853HardmanSt Luke, Christ, St PaulRobert Couchman +1882Hardman archives, invoice 9 Jan 1885
WW19303 centreBurlison & GryllsTe Deum with Christ in majesty, Michael, Gabriel, RaphaelCanon Lambert WoodardFaculty 10 Aug 1929 (P 1/2/174)
WW19322-4 & 5Burlison & GryllsSt Cecilia, Sir William Harpur, St Etheldreda, St Alban; coats of armsHarry Alfred HardingFaculty 23 May 1932 (P 1/2/177)
NA118853Shrigley & HuntCarl AlmquistFortitude, Faith, CharityWilliam & Mary WilliamsShrigley & Hunt catalogue, invoice 5 Sept 1885
NA219764Brian ThomasSir William & Dame Alice HarpurSir William & Dame Alice HarpurBeds Mag Vol 15 no 118 p249 1976
NA318923Charles Eamer Kempe signedAlfred E Tombleson signedSt John preaching in the wilderness, St Anne teaching Virgin, St Elizabeth with John the BaptistSarah Ann Bull d 1891Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass

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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.