Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2017
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Stained Glass Windows at St. John Cathedral (RC)
Portsmouth, Hampshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
Ap19506Goddard & GibbsArthur BussHoly Trinity surrounded by Host of HeavenBSMGP Directory 1955; Church Guide
SChE19493Goddard & GibbsLast SupperBSMGP Directory 1955
SCh11897RoundelsHardmanSymbolsHardman Index 1897/20
SCh21897RoundelsHardmanSymbolsHardman Index 1897/20
SA118882HardmanSt. John takes BVM homeHardman Index 1888/17
SA218882HardmanCrucifixion "Woman behold thy son"Hardman Index 1888/17
SA318872HardmanSt. Peter denies Christ; Christ questioned before CaphaisHardman Index 1887/32
SA418872HardmanAgonyHardman Index 1887/32
SA52HardmanJesus washes disciples' feetMatilda MacGregorStylistic attribution
SA6c19502Goddard & GibbsArthur BussJesus enters Jerusalem on donkeyCathedral History by L.Isherwood
SA718882HardmanJesus foretells events of passion to disciplesHardman Index 1888/44
SA818902HardmanSuffer little childrenHardman Index 1890/1
SA918982HardmanCalling of disciplesRev. Petre +1897Hardman Index 1898/15
SA1019092WestlakeHoly FamilyEmma Pater +1897Catholic Times 22.10.1909
NarthexS119061Lavers & WestlakeSt. Peter released from prison;Sermon on MountThe Tablet 15.12.1906
NarthexS219061Lavers & WestlakeSt. Francis;St Vincent de PaulThe Tablet 15.12.1906
WW19066Lavers & WestlakeSt. Swithin; St. John Evangelist; BVM; St. Edmund; St. John Baptist; St. WilfridThe Tablet 15.12.1906
NEChE19493Goddard & GibbsMadonna & child with angelsBSMGP Directory 1955
NECh119022Lavers & WestlakeAnnunciationBishop John VertueThe Universe 29.3.1902
NECh219022Lavers & WestlakeVisitationBishop John VertueThe Universe 29.3.1902

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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.