Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Nicholas
Sevenoaks, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18814KempePassion scenes (very faded)Sevenoaks Chronicle 15.4.1881
SC18602Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeGood Samaritan; Raising of LazarusThe Guardian 18 Jan. 1860
SAE18964KempeAnnunciation(1-2); Adoration of Shepherds(3-4)William Dodgson +1895The Guardian 1 April 1896
SA118973Kempe signedAnselm; Leo; AugustineMary Miller +1886Building News 5 Feb. 1897
SA218863Heaton, Butler & BayneL/R:Angels, C:Annuciation2nd Earl Amherst +1886Buildings of England
SA318863KempePeter; Paul; JohnCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SA418823KempeAlban; Stephen; LawrenceSusan Tooth +1882Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SA5+19023Kempe signedGeorge; Ethelbert; NicholasRear Adm Miller
SA619103James Powell & SonsHutchinsonBourchier; Morton; CranmerGeorge Carnell +1909Powell Order Book 19/164; Buildings of England
SAW19273Kempe & Co signedObedience & Humility;St. George;Fortitude & VigilanceAlfred St George LaurieCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
WW18875W.F. DixonOur Lord in MajestyThe Guardian 11 Jan. 1888
NC19132James Powell & SonsResurrectionRev Thomas CurteisPowell Order Book 20/382
NAE19113James Powell & SonsTracery only:5 Coats of Arms (behind organ)Powell Order Book 20/34
NA119123Inscription only (was Arms. Presumably destroyed in war)William Thompson
NA219072Kempe & Co signedElisha raises Shumanite's son from dead (health restored)
NA3+18792James Powell & SonsGideon; JonathanFrancis HolcroftPowell Cash Book 58/41
NA419072Kempe & Co signedSt. Anne teaching BVM to read(given by Sunday School children)
NA518832KempeSt. Anne, John the Baptist & SamuelCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
NAW19533James Powell & Sons signedCoats of ArmsLambardePowell Order Book 30/254

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.