Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary the Virgin
Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW1860Left of 3WailesEnoch translated/Joseph taken from well/Slaying lamb/Selling Joseph/PassoverVen Archdeacon W MacdonaldDevizes Gazette 24 Jan 1861
EW1860c of 3WailesAscension/Resurrection/ Crucifixion/ Betrayal/ Last SupperVen Archdeacon W MacdonaldDevizes Gazette 24 Jan 1861
EW1860Right of 3WailesElijah's ascent/Jonah & whale/Sacrifice of Isaac/Samson's hair cut/MelchizidekVen Archdeacon W MacdonaldDevizes Gazette 24 Jan 1861
SC118542James Powell & SonsQuarriesPowell Cash Book 49/261
SC22St. Matthew; St. Mark
SC32St. Luke; St. John
NC11H.J. Salisbury signedAngelCharlotte Brown
NC2+18691Risen ChristWilliam Brown
   

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.