Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St Giles
Wimborne St Giles, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19103Comper signedRisen Christ,below:choristers8th Earl of Shafesbury
SC19341Comper signedBVMMary Sibell Ashley
SN21934-49ComperCoat of Arms(1949);Madonna & child(1936);Harkness Coat of ArmsRobert Harkness +1886
NChE19103Comper signedGabriel;Madonna & child;Michael1st Duke of Westminster
NChN19114Comper signedKing Charles I;St Cuthberga;King Alfred;St ElfridaGeorge V Coronation
NA119103Comper signedMary Salome;Mary Magdalene;Mary CleophasMrs John Ashley
NA23Comper signedSt Christopher;St Sebastian;St Stephen7th Earl of Shaftesbury
NA3(bot)19262Comper signedMartha;Edith of WiltonEdith Milner +1921
NA3(top)19253Comper signedMarriage at CanaSilver Wedding
NAW1886-75St Anthony; Anna;Simeon;St Joseph;St Giles( 2 saved from 1908 fire)

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.