Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Peter
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18763Burlison & GryllsCrucifixion, St Mary, St John, St Peter, Agony in Garden, Christ bearing crossL Chapple +1860, JH Chapple +1859Beds Times 28 Oct 1876; Herts Express 28 Oct 1876
SC1c18652Clayton & BellChrist & Mary in the garden after resurrectionStylistic attribution Michael Kerney & Clayton & Bell list
SC218702Frederick PreedyRaising of Jairus' daughter; Martha & MaryMary Leslie Pym d 1869Signed drawing in Preedy collection
SAE+18732St Peter being released from prisonAlfred Jones d 1873
SC318722Arthur O'Connor signedPresentation in the temple; Resurrection of the JustAnnie Smith d 1869
WW18854AL Moore & Co signedBeating swords into ploughshares & spears into pruning hooksCol Frederick George Burnaby d 1885AL Moore bill Nov 1885;Illustrated London News 21.11.1865
NA119903Alan YoungerBurma StarBeds Mag Spring 1990 p157
   

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.