Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Thomas
Melbury Abbas, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18523Willement signedPresentation;Crucifixion;ResurrectionADD MS 34871 p157
SC118522WillementSt Peter;St PaulADD MS 34871 p103
SC218521Willement signedSt John BaptistADD MS 34871 p103
SAW2Suffer little children;Baptism
WW3St Thomas;Christ;St John
NC118521Willement signedArms of Richard GlynADD MS 34871 p103
NChE18522Willement signedPatterned glass with Glyn Coat of ArmsADD MS 52413
NN119202Heaton, Butler & Bayne signedSt Thomas;St MichaelLionel Carver +1918

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.