Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Owen
Bromham, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW20033Michael StokesRepresents themes of Resurrectiion, New Beginnings, Hope & the MillenniumBooklet - windows by Michael David Stokes 2004
SC119512Francis SkeatSt Owen; St AlbanMaud Isabella WingfieldBeds Times 4.5.1951; BSMGP Directories 1952 & 1958
SC218692Lavers & BarraudOld patterned glass re-set; main lights imitation of old patterns
SC320042Michael StokesAspects of Bromham's past & presentBooklet - windows by Michael David Stokes 2004
NTr118704Lavers & BarraudActs of MercyG Rice-Trevor, Baron Dynevor +1869The Builder 1869; Michael Kerney

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.