Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Methodist
Maidstone, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SN1+19162Roundels - Sower;ReaperAlfred Ratcliffe
SN2+19052OrnamentalEdward Wrath
SN3+19032Roundels - Shepherd & sheep;Family with childrenJosiah Baker
SN4+18962Roundel in each light: Angel with scroll "Blessed are the dead"Edward Wrath
NN1+1920L of 2John M Newton Ltd signedRoundel - Good SamaritanCharles Leaver Smith
NN1+1916R of 2John M Newton Ltd signedRoundel - Young DavidFrank Leaver Smith
NN2+19172Roundels - Jesus handing wreath;King DavidCharles & Evelyn Hewitt
NN3+18932Roundels - Hagar in the desert;Moses & brazen serpentGeorge Baker
NN4+19152Roundels - Christ & children;Clothing the nakedEdward & Eliz. Ivens
   

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.