Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Nicholas
Chislehurst, Outer London (formerly Kent)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18973Burlison & GryllsCrucifixionThe Guardian 20 Oct. 1897
SC118971Burlison & GryllsSt. StephenThe Guardian 20 Oct. 1897
SC219182Kempe & Co signedSt. Francis; St. Catherine
SC3+19171Kempe & Co signedSt. Nicholas
SAE19063Herbert Bryans signedKing David; BVM & baby Jesus; IsaiahMaria Anderson
SA119462A.K. NicholsonAnnunciationBSMGP Directory 1949
SA219482Martin TraversLt: Nativity; 3 Kings; Presentation. Rt: AnnunciationDesign for stained glass in RIBA Drawing Collections
SA3+18992Kempe signedSt. Eliz Regina Vagariae; St. Hilda
SAW18943KempeEthelbert; Augustine; Paulinus (backgrounds removed)Kempe Commission Book
WW19503A.K. NicholsonChrist in MajestyDRb/RW/92 (Maidstone Record Office)
NC118972Burlison & GryllsSt. Peter; St. PaulThe Guardian 20 Oct. 1897
Vestry E3IHC quarries;Christ;XPS quarries
Vestry N18763James Powell & SonsLeaf quarriesPowell Cash Book 56/387
NChE+18903Angel holding coat of arms in each light1st Earl Sydney
NCh12Quarries
NA4+18702Lavers, Barraud & Westlake signedGood Shepherd; Suffer little children
S Porch E/W18825 eachJames Powell & SonsLeaf & fleur-de-lis quarriesPowell Order Book 6/375
   

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.