Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St. James
East Malling, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SAE+18763Heaton, Butler & BayneCalling of disciples; Samarian woman at well; Beheading of St. JamesRev. William WiganStylistic attribution
SA1c18582C.A. Gibbs ?Lost sheep; Prodigal sonThe Builder 29 May 1858
SA218702Lavers, Barraud & Westlake signedActs of Mercy in 2 rows
SA31Lavers, Barraud & Westlake ?Suffer little children
SAW19003Heaton, Butler & BayneSuffer little childrenSarah WiganCanterbury Diocesan Gazette (faculty), Feb. 1899
SN118942Heaton, Butler & BaynePresentationJames & John ThornhillHeaton, Butler & Bayne Catalogue 1902
NN118982Heaton, Butler & BayneChrist & the DoctorsHeaton, Butler & Bayne Catalogue 1902

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.