Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary the Virgin
East Grinstead, Sussex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW5Geoffrey WebbChrist in Majesty with SaintsBSMGP Directory 1930
SA119161Geoffrey Webb signedSt. AugustineGeorge Stenning +1915
SA219133Geoffrey Webb signedSt. Wilfrid; St. George; St. Richard
SA4+19273Clayton & BellSt. Ambrose; St. Jerome; St. GregoryRev. SpencerStylistic attribution
SA5+19183Clayton & BellSt. Joseph & baby Jesus; John the Baptist; child Mary with angelHandfordStylistic attribution
SAW19243Geoffrey Webb signedMoses; Good Shepherd; Peter & CorneliusFanny Stenning +1922Faculty 3097
NA1+19203Clayton & Bell signedSt. Katherine; St. Helena; St. CeciliaMary CooperFaculty 2778
NA219163Geoffrey Webb signedSt. Monica; St. Anne & BVM; St. Elizabeth & young St. John the BaptistAnn Thompson +1914

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.