Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Luke
Hackney, Inner London
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19505H. Vernon SpreadburyMatthew; Mark; Christ; Luke; JohnBSMGP Directory 1958
SA118783Cambridge Stained Glass WorksActs of Mercy: Hunger; Thirst; StrangerWilliam HolmesEast London Observer 26.10.1878 'entrusted'
SA218783Acts of Mercy: Naked; Sick; PrisonJames Austin +1876East London Observer 20.4.1878 for date
SA3+19263L/R:Coats of Arms, C:Good ShepherdThomas Williams
SA419473H. Vernon SpreadburyL/R:Service badges, C:DavidLeonard Gardner +1945BSMGP Directory 1958
NA1+18783Cambridge Stained Glass WorksAbraham & Isaac; Moses & Serpent; Daniel & Lion's DenWilliam HolmesEast London Observer 26.10.1878 'entrusted'
   

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.