Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Nicholas
Sandford Orcas, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18723Clayton & BellCrucifixionJames & E Bayley +1867Building News 6.9.1872
SC12Clayton & BellLois, Timothy & EuniceJane CooksworthyStylistic attribution
SC2+18782Clayton & BellMary & Martha plead for Lazarus' lifeRev CooksworthyStylistic attribution
SChE18723Clayton & Bell3 Maries at TombJohn Hutchings & wifeBuilding News 6.9.1872
SChS18724Clayton & BellDoubting Thomas;Charge to Peter;Charge to disciples;Noli me TangereBuilding News 6.9.1872
NC1+18692Clayton & BellRaising Widow of Nain's sonJoseph CooksworthyStylistic attribution

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.