Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Mary
Potton, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18883Heaton, Butler & BayneThis do in remembrance of meJames Wagstaff +1874Beds Express 15.12.1888
SChE18553James Powell & SonPatterned glass & small crucifixionPowell Archives AAD 1/50 p118
SAE18743James Powell & SonNativity, Crucifixion, ResurrectionRev George Bidwell +1865Powell Order Book 3/261
SA19963Carl RussellAbstract design of Holy Spirit descending900th Anniversary windowSt Albans DAC;Church website
NC118782Ward & HughesHenry Hughes signedMary & Martha & Raising of LazarusRev Woodward Clarke Bidwell +1876
NC218761James Powell & SonCrowned letter M & stamped quarriesPowell Archives AAD 1/56 p328
NTr18943Heaton, Butler & BayneChrist at Jacob's Well & Woman of SamariaElizabeth Wagstaff +1892Beds Express 27.1.1894
   

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.