Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Alban
Holborn, Inner London
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SChE19453ComperSt. Michael; BVM & child; St. RaphaelChurch Guide
WW(S)c1960Centre of 3Christopher Webb signedSt. Alban
WW(N)c1960Centre of 3Christopher WebbSt. PeterPair with signed WW(S)
Mac.Chap E18923KempeSt. Augustine; Madonna & child; St. ColumbaCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
Mac.Chap S118924KempeSt. Edmund; St. Etheldreda; St. Edward; St. FrideswideCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
Mac.Chap S218924KempeSt. Lawrence; Queen Margaret; St. Peter; St. PaulCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
Mac.Chap W18924KempeSt. Francis; St. Clare of Assisi; St. Christopher; St. MichaelCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SPorchW18922KempeSimon of Cyrene; VeronicaCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SPorchN18923KempeSt. Osmund; St. Andrew; Edmund RexCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
NA1893L85C87R3KempeBVM & Christ child; Mary Magdalene; St. Lucian (reset after war damage in clear glass)Wheatsheaf No. 52
Hly Sep. Chap1887L&C 1893R3KempeSt. Michael; Shadrach; Meshach & Abed-nego; St. Margaret of AntiochWheatsheaf No. 52

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



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.