Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Holy Cross
Bearsted, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19473F.H. Spear signedChrist in Majesty
SC18811Heaton, Butler & BayneBearing the crossMayne +1878Parish Magazine May 1881
SA118742O'Connor & Taylor signedNativityThe Builder 16 May 1874
SA218742O'Connor & Taylor signedThe Lost Sheep; Good ShepherdParish Magazine Aug. 1874
SA3+18871Christ the ConsolerPhillip Adams
NChE18753O'Connor & Taylor signedRaising of LazarusBaroness Fitzwalter +1874Parish Magazine May 1875
NCh118942Heaton, Butler & BayneSt. George; St. LouisLewis Edward KnightCanterbury Diocesan Gazette Nov. 1894
NA1+19092Heaton, Butler & Bayne signedCalling of St. AndrewRev. John Scarth
NA218922Heaton, Butler & BayneSt. Cuthbert; St. AugustineCanterbury Diocesan Gazette Nov. 1892
   

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.