Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Matthew
Rowde, Wiltshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18863Samarian woman at well: Christ as way, truth & life; Supper at EmmausLocke
SC119092James Powell & SonsHutchinsonAscensionPowell Order Book 19/7
SAE18822Bell, LondonCalling of St. MatthewSouth Wilts Express 29 Apr. 1882
SA118732Bell, LondonAnnunciationRev. Starkey +1871Frome Times 1.1.1873
SA218732Bell, LondonNativityRev. Starkey +1871Frome Times 1.1.1873
SA318732Bell, LondonBaptismRev. Starkey +1871Frome Times 1.1.1873
WW18713Bell & AlmondTop:Sacr' of Isaac; Adam & Eve; Moses & Red Sea. Bel: Melchizadek&Abraham; Expulsion:MannaDevizes & Wiltshire Gazette 19 Oct. 1871
NA1+18712Bell, LondonAscensionRev. StarkeyStylistic similarity to documented window
NA2+18712Bell, LondonRisen ChristRev. StarkeyStylistic similarity to documented window

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.