Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Mary
Chesham, Buckinghamshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18693Ward & HughesFaith;Charity;HopeDuke of BedfordThe Architect 18.12.1869
SC (low)18692Clayton & BellActs of Mercy: Clothe;FeedBucks Herald 11.12.1869
SC19062James Powell & SonsJ.W BrownAngel with crown of thornsPowell Order Book 17/349
SC19001Morris & CoBurne JonesSt GeorgeLt Francis DentSewter;Faculty
Organ Cham18691Burlison & GryllsPresentation/Raising Jairus' daughterMrs Morton, Julia AylwardBucks Herald 11.12.1869
Sanc N18692Clayton & BellActs of Mercy: Drink;Visit sickThomas & Mrs NashBucks Herald 11.12.1869
NC18762Clayton & BellTop: Raising Dorcas;Lazarus, Below: Healing blind man;sick manAdolphus Aylward +1871Bucks Herald 8.1.1876
NC+19001Morris & CoBurne JonesSir William WallaceLt Francis DentSewter;Faculty
Vestry3James Powell & SonsTracery only: Powell quarries & Agnus DeiAssumed
NN22St Peter;St Andrew (moved from NTr)
Cler S118623IsaiahRichard & Mary Clare
Cler S239 biblical scenes (said to have come from old EW 1857)
Cler S33Crucifixion & 4 biblical scenes (said to be from old EW 1857)
Cler S43Resurrection & 4 biblical scenes (said to be from old EW 1857)
Cler N1-33 eachCoats of Arms
   

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.