Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2018
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Stained Glass Windows at St Joseph (RC)
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18762Campbell & SmithAdoration of Magi, Presentation in Temple, Flight into Egypt, Christ & DoctorsBuilder Vol 35 13 Jan 1877
Apse S+19162Jones & Willis signedSt John Evangelist; St John Baptist & Christ as children, Holy Family, Suffer little childrenJohn L Vaughan d 1916
Apse N+19152Jones & Willis signedSt Charles Borromeo, Imaginary scenes of Christ's childhoodCharles Vaughan d 1915
CCler1S19172Jones & Willis ?Nativity, St GeorgeWar Memorial
CCler1N19172Jones & Willis ?Annunciation, Adoration of Magi, St PatrickWar Memorial
SChE19243 (top part)HardmanSt Monica, St Edward, St Margaret of ScotlandFamily of donor Mary GompertzHardman archives, invoice 4 April 1924
SChE+18943 (lower part)Hidden by reredosEdward de Verdon Corcoran d 1894
SA119222Jones & Willis signedAngels appeared to Joseph & MarySpenser & Agatha Jackson
SA219212Jones & Willis signedAnna & Purification of the VirginTheodore Tarleton Ellison d 1916
SA319232HardmanMary in the Temple with angelsMary BellHardman archives, invoice 20 Aug 1923
WWc19194Jones & Willis signedVirgin & Christ enthroned with angelsWar Memorial
WW (low)3 qfoilsCherub heads & text in each
NChEqfoilHead of Christ (over reredos)
NChN18913HardmanSt Joseph, Mother of God, St PatrickDonors - Corcoran familyHardman archives, invoice 15 May 1891
NA11923QuatrefoilHardmanJanua Caeli (over North Porch)Hardman archives invoice 20 Aug 1923
NA219242HardmanPietaDonor - Catherine McMahonHardman archives, invoice 4 April 1924
NA319242HardmanDeath of the VirginDonor - Maud Elizabeth TaylorHardman archives, invoice 4 April 1924
NAW19233HardmanSt Ann, Our Lady Immaculate, St Joachim, Holy TrinityHardman archives, invoice 20 Aug 1923

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.