Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Christ Church
Bexleyheath, Outer London (formerly Kent)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
ApNE18801W.G. TaylorNativityStylistic attribution
APE18801W.G. TaylorCrucifixionStylistic attribution
ApSE18801W.G. TaylorAscensionStylistic attribution
STrS119521James Powell & SonsSt. MichaelRAFPowell Order Book 30/230
SA11947-81John Hall & SonsChrist stills the wavesRNLIBSMGP Directory 1958
SA21947-81John Hall & SonsSt. George & blitzOwen Wade +1944BSMGP Directory 1958
SA319541James Powell & Sons signedRupert MooreSt. PaulPowell Order Book 30/275
SA419531Francis SpearChrist resurrectedHenry Burge +1951BSMGP Directory 1958
SA519531James Powell & Sons signedRupert MoorePhoebePowell Order Book 30/275
SA61947-81John Hall & SonsSuffer little childrenRose Howes +1943BSMGP Directory 1958
SAW19552Francis SpearBaptism of Christ; Modern baptismBSMGP Directory 1955
NA118801W.G. TaylorSt. Andrew (restored)The Guardian 31 March 1880
NA218801W.G. Taylor signedSt. PeterThe Guardian 31 March 1880
NA318801W.G. Taylor signedSt. BartholomewThe Guardian 31 March 1880
NA418801W.G. Taylor signedSt. MatthiasThe Guardian 31 March 1880
NA518801W.G. Taylor signedSt. James the LessThe Guardian 31 March 1880
NA618801W.G. Taylor signedSt. JohnThe Guardian 31 March 1880
   

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.