Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. George
Tilehurst, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18963Heaton, Butler & Bayne signedNativity; Crucifixion; Risen ChristElizabeth Mary Vivian
NChN (top)2Small evangelist symbols - Matthew, MarkT. Cresswell/G. Neal
NChS (top)2Small evangelist symbols - Luke, JohnHerbert & Edith Hume
NChN (low)19911M.F Farrar BellSmall roundel: Sheaf of wheatD & H Jennings +1987Harrow School Exhibition Catalogue 2011
NChS(low)19911M.F Farrar BellSmall roundel: Bunch of grapesPair with documented window
WW+18874Clayton & BellFaith, Hope, Charity, PurityStylistic attribution
NA13Heaton, Butler & BayneMary wipes Jesus'feet with hair; Risen Christ; 3 Maries at TombAmy HarperStylistic attribution
NA218922HemmingJoseph, JoshuaThe Guardian 15.6.1892
NA319052A.L Moore signedSt Alban; King AlfredR Berks Regt, S Afr War
NA419111Jones & Willis signedSt GeorgeGeorge Ray +1910Reading Mercury 29.4.1911
NAW19021James Powell & SonsChrist blessing childrenOffering of Sunday SchoolPowell Order Book 15/324
   

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.