Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St John Baptist
Symondsbury, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19273Kempe & Co signedCrucifixion (gift of Col T.A Colfox)Faculty D1 61/68/5
SC1c19213HolidayWidow's mite;Good Shepherd;SowerRev Frederick MaunsellWalkers Art Quarterly
STrE19362Christopher WebbMadonna & Child;John the BaptistEvelyn Udall, wife & sonBSMGP Directory 1939;Faculty D1 61/83/62
STrS18844Worrall, Endell StreetLethaby4 EvangelistsWilliam & Mary UdallSherborne Journal 4.1.1886
SN119403James Powell & Sons signedSuffer little childrenT & E Kennett +1935Powell Order Book 29/115
NTrE+18811Last Supper (former centre light of EW)H Rawlinson
NN119243Lowndes & DruryNativityElizabeth WeeksFaculty D1 61/64/13
   

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.