Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
East Ilsley, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18821Lavers & WestlakeCrucifixionChurch Times 12 May 1882
SAE+18842Lavers & WestlakeMary Magdalene; BVMRev. Edward HansellStylistic attribution Newbury Weekly News 6 Nov 1884 for date
WW18913Clayton & BellSuffer little childrenNewbury Weekly News 31 Dec. 1891
NAE18963Lavers & WestlakeSwithin; Aldhelm; BiriniusNewbury Weekly News 28 Jan 1897
NA118963Lavers & WestlakeLanfranc; Thomas of Canterbury; AnselmNewbury Weekly News 28 Jan 1897
NA218963Lavers & Westlake signedColet; Thomas More; Erasmus
NAW18963Lavers & Westlake signedSt. Osyth; King Alfred; St. Frideswide

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.