Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Peter (Priory)
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW(N)19623Christopher WebbSt John Baptist, St Peter, St MartinJohn Lunn: Stained glass Windows of Priory Church
EW(S)19623Christopher WebbSt Fremund, St James, St NicholasJohn Lunn: Stained glass Windows of Priory Church
SChE19841John Hayward signedNativity with Adoration of Magi
SChS119841John HaywardAnnunciation
SCh219841John HaywardVisitation
SA1+19261Bromsgrove GuildAJ DaviesMadonna & ChildMay C & Charles Binns d 1926 & 1870Roy Allbutt: The Stained Glass of AJ Davies of the B Guild
SA219891John HaywardPeter's Calling
SA319891John HaywardPeter's frailty
SA419891John Hayward signedPeter's Commission
SA518831St PeterSarah Hooper d 1883John Lunn: Stained glass Windows of Priory Church
WWS19721John HaywardHenry I, Edward I & funeral procession of Queen Eleanor through Dunstable in 1290
WWN19721John Hayward signedFirst Prior, Bernard & last prior Gervase Markham; completed Abbey
NA219893John Hayward signedThe Fayrey Pall
NA319893John HaywardThe Eucharist
NA419893John HaywardThe Sacrament of Baptism

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.