Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Mary
Beaminster, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18515WailesLast SupperHenry OglanderThe Builder 5.7.1851
SC2HardmanGood ShepherdRev Alfred CoddStylistic attribution
SAE18783HardmanJesus stills the wavesHenry OglanderBuilding News 28.6.1878
SA118853KempeSt Michael;St George;St AlbanSamuel CoxFrome Times 23.9.1885
SA219313Kempe & Co signedDavid;Madonna & child;St LukeRussell familyFaculty D1 61/73/42
WW18636WailesJoel;Jeremiah;Isaiah;John Baptist;Ezekiel;Daniel (gift of Edward Fox)Dorset County Chronicle 22.1.1863
NA119113A.L WardNativityMary CoxHistory of Beaminster, 1914 by R. Hine

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.