Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Helen & St Giles
Rainham, Outer London (formerly Essex)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19013BaconRev Ernest GeldartSt Helen;Madonna & child;St GilesBuilding News 13.9.1901
Above EW1901L & R of 3BaconRev Ernest GeldartAngel in each lightThe Guardian 11.9.1901
Above EW1901c of 3BaconRev Ernest Geldartroundel: Christ in MajestyThe Guardian 11.9.1901
SC11BaconAngelSamuel & Catherine Daldry +1885Stylistic attribution
SC3+19021BaconSt ElizabethElizabeth Osman WardStylistic attribution
SAE2Heaton, Butler & BayneCharge to PeterRev Nicholas BradyStylistic attribution
SA118982BaconAnnunciationCharles & Annie Parker +1898The Guardian 16.11.1898
SA218981BaconSt NicholasThe Guardian 16.11.1898
NA118981BaconSt ChristopherThe Guardian 16.11.1898
NAW1BaconSt Simeon at PresentationStylistic attribution

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.