Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Mary
Gillingham, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW4 (top)Roundels: Ascension;Nativity;Marriage at Cana;Jesus & Doctors
EW4 (low)(Behind reredos, not visible)
SC1-22 eachOrnamental with 2 shields
SC32Ornamental with panel of white passion flowers
SC4+18552Ornamental with I H S panel & shield in tracerySmyth & Deane
SC5+18602Ornamental with panel of white passion flowers & cross,Tracery:shieldWheldon
SAE19293James Powell & Sons signedSherborne Abbey badge;St Barnabas;Sarum Theological College studentsRev Robert C AbbottPowell Order Book 26/365
WW19103J Dudley Forsyth signedAscension with angelsElsie & Daisy DownSalisbury Diocesan Gazette July 1910
NChE+18703Burlison & GryllsL/R:small roundels, C:Matthew & ChristThomas Thompson
NC12Coloured grisaille with 2 shields "Honi soit…", Tracery:wheatsheaf
NC22Coloured grisaille with 2 shields & small St Andrews cross
   

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.