Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Sompting, Sussex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW+18703H. Hughes signedAscensionHarry Williams
SC1+18912Ward & Hughes signedChrist & the DoctorsJohn Pullen Burry
Bap E18841James Powell & SonsGood ShepherdRev John Honnywill +1883Powell Cash Book 59/119
Bap S18841James Powell & SonsAngel of PraiseRev John Honnywill +1883Powell Cash Book 59/119
NC118892Ward & Hughes signedAdoration of MagiEllen Pullen Burry
NTrE118791James Powell & SonsZachariasRev P.G Crofts +1859Powell Order Book 5/170
NTrE218791James Powell & SonsElizabethEliz. F. Crofts +1878Powell Order Book 5/170
NTrN118791James Powell & SonsJohn the BaptistJohn CroftsPowell Order Book 5/170
   

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.