Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Rye, Sussex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19526 (top)Christopher Webb signedAnnunciation;Nativity(2-3);Adoration of Magi(4-5);Jesus & DoctorsBSMGP Diectory 1958
EW19526 (low)Christopher Webb signedAgony;Scourging;Crucifixion(3-4);Deposition;Noli me TangereBSMGP Directory 1958
STrS19285James Powell & Sons signedBenediciteArthur C BensonPowell Order Book 26/171
SA11889Left of 2KempePeter; Miraculous draught of fishesHenry Burra & wife +1886Sussex Ag Express 24.9.1889
SA11889Right of 2KempeAndrew; Charge to PeterHenry Burra & wife +1886Sussex Ag Express 24.9.1889
SPorchE1888Left of 2Guardian angel with young child
SPorchE1886Right of 2Swaffield Brown, London signedSuffer little children
SPorchW18942James Powell & SonsJ.W BrownJohn Baptist; Christ as a boyPowell Order Book 12/36
SA218942James Powell & SonsPresentation; Nathanael brought to ChristMary Symonds;R DaviesPowell Order Book 12/20
SAWc18822KempeElijah; John the Baptist, below:Healing blind BartimeusJohn & Jane Adamson +1881Kempe Commission Registers
WW19375James Powell & SonsNativity with angelsArchbishop BensonBSMGP Directory 1955
NChE19125 (top)James Powell & Sons1 St. Michael; 2-4 Risen Christ; 5 St. GabrielEdward Liddell +1911Powell Order Book 20/92
NChE19125 (below)James Powell & Sons1.St John writes Revelation;2-4 Three Maries at Tomb;5 St ClareEdward Liddell +1911Powell Order Book 20/92
NA119123James Powell & SonsBartholomew; Christ; PaulBishop Edwin Dawes +1910Powell Order Book 20/19
NA218972Morris & CoNativity & Adoration of MagiMary TiltmanBuildings of England
NAW+18852Clayton & BellGood Shepherd scenes in 2 rowsMargaret PomfretStylistic attribution

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.