Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary (now New Testament Church of God)
Strood, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19513John Blyth, William Wilson signedSt. John; Christ on cross; BVMBSMGP Directory 1958
WW44 saints, no. 4 John the Baptist
NA119211Clayton & BellGuardian angel & childMary Drew +1917Faculty
NA2+18891Heaton, Butler & BayneFaithEmma DrewHistory of Strood, 1899 by Henry Smetham
NA319211Clayton & Bell'The Glory of the Lord is risen upon thee'Rev. Josias DrewFaculty
   

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.