Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. George
Benenden, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18625Wailes2 tiers of Passion & Resurrection scenesBuilding News 2 May 1862
SC1860sWailes ?St. Luke; St. John
SChE18674Heaton, Butler & BayneMarriage at Cana , scenes below (Thanksgiving)Stylistic attribution
SCh1+18623WailesWiise & Foolish VirginsJane HardyStylistic attribution
SCh2+18753Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeDoubting Thomas; Resurrection; 3 Maries at SepulchreEliz. GrahamStylistic attribution
SA118683Ward & HughesJoseph scenesStylistic attribution
SAW18943Alex Gibbs signedSt. John; St. James; St. PeterJ. Howard Judge +1892Canterbury Diocesan Gazette Jan. 1894
NC1860s2Wailes ?St. Matthew; St. Mark
NA219113Herbert Bryans signedColumba; George; Augustine
NA3+19542G.E.R. Smith signedSt. George; St. Michael

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.