Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary the Virgin
Chessington, Outer London (formerly Surrey)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SC21Leaf pattern
SC3+18611Clayton & BellGood ShepherdHenry KellyStylistic attribution
SAE1c19001Burlison & Grylls ?BVM holding crown of thorns
SAE2c19001Burlison & Grylls ?St. John the Evangelist
SA119183Morris & CoChrist blessing childrenArthur de Vere Verre'St'd Glass of Wm Morris & his circle', A.C. Sewter
SA219033Clayton & BellFaith; Charity; HopeE. Monier- WilliamsStylistic attribution *
SA319232Kempe & Co signedSt. Elizabeth teaching John the Baptist to read; St. Anne teaching BVM to readGeorge & E Chancellor
SAW+18812Clayton & BellPresentationMary RixStylistic attribution
NN3+19121Kempe & Co signedAngel with sheaf of corn
NoteSurrey Comet 23.5.1903 'Design taken from Sir Joshua Reynolds' window at New College, Oxford. Centre is life-like portrait of Mrs Monier-Williams.

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.