Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at Reading School
Reading, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW1874?3Gibbs & Howard ?L/R: Angel with scroll C: Crucifixion
SC1Jones & Willis signedSt Luke
SN120041Lyn Clayden signedSt Thomas AquinasJohn Bristow, Head 1980-99
SN21Jones & WillisSt PeterStylistic attribution
SN31Jones & WillisSt MatthewRev Thomas StokoeStylistic attribution
SN41Jones & Willis signedSt AndrewRev Frank Valpy
SN519031Jones & Willis signedSt James the Great
SN619031Jones & Willis signedSt JohnDennis Holmes +1900
SN71Jones & Willis signedSt PhilipSir Thomas Talfourd
SN819031Jones & Willis signedSt Matthias (later, 2000 memorial inscription)
SN1019051Jones & Willis signedSt ThomasR.F. L Holme +1903
NC1Jones & WillisSt BarnabasStylistic attribution
NN11Jones & Willis signedSt Simon Zelotes
NN21Jones & Willis signedSt James Minor
NN319211St BarbaraMajor John Wheeler +1917
NN419861Barbara Batt signedSt CeciliaSchool's 500th AnniversaryI
NN519251A.K. NicholsonSt CatherineRobert Newport, MasterInfo from School Archivist
NN619771Goddard & GibbsSt MichaelMartin Savage, MasterInfo from School Archivist
NN719651St PaulWilfrid Streatler, Master
NN919691St BartholomewRev Edwin Leven, Chaplain

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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.