Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Peter
Arlesey, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19513Francis W SkeatGood Shepherd; shieldsWilliam King +1950Faculty DSA 2/1/85/5; BSMGP 1952 p81
SC1c18601O'Connor ?Raising of Jairus' daughter; Agnus Dei; Cross keys
SC218771St StephenBeds Mercury 30.6.1877
WW18853FR Leach of CambridgeSt Peter; St Guthlac; St Catherine; symbols of evangelistsRev R. Folliott & Emily Ann ScottMemo 6 May 1885 P37/1/8
NC119801MC Farrar BellBaptism of ChristSylivia King & Emily KingFaculty 6 Nov 1979 DSA2/1/757/1
NC2c18551Grisaille
NC3c1855Grisaille
NAE1915c of 3James Powell & SonsSt LukeDr Edgar DonbavandPowell Order Book 21/153
   

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.