Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Paul
Luton, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
Apse19273Glasscraft GuildSt Alban;Crucufixion;St Paul (EW of old church)First World WarP155/2/2/11
Hall S119431Wippell & CoChildren rise up & call her blessed (Lady Ch of old church) (in light box)Faculty DSA2/1/66/1
Hall S219671Francis StephensAnnunciation (Lady Ch of old church) (in light box)Maud Cooper +1964CCC Report
Hall W(S)19271Glasscraft GuildAngel with scroll 'Be thou faithful' (part of EW of old church) (in light box)P155/2/2/11
Hall W(N)19271Glasscraft GuildAngel with scroll 'Crown of Life' (part of EW of old church) (in light box)P155/2/2/11
NN119991Tessa Verrecchia signedGood Shepherd (fused glass)Artist's website
NN219991Tessa Verrecchia signedSt Peter (fused glass)Charles HammerstoneArtist's website

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.