Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Nicholas
Silton, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW3Clayton & BellRisen Christ;Crucifixion;AscensionStylistic attribution
SC2Clayton & BellAscensionStylistic attribution
SAE3Clayton & BellKing David;St Cecilia;St AmbroseStylistic attribution
SA12Clayton & BellSt Peter/St Andrew;St John/St James MajorStylistic attribution
SA22Clayton & BellSt Philip/St Bartholomew;St Simon/St JudeStylistic attribution
SA32Clayton & BellSt Matthew/St Thomas;St James Minor/St MatthiasStylistic attribution
SAW+18652Bell, Bristol signedWise & Foolish VirginsLeah Bell
WW+18653Clayton & BellLast JudgmentWilliam Chaffyn GroveStylistic attribution
NChE3Clayton & BellArms: Chaffyn Grove family;Salisbury Diocese;Percy familyStylistic attribution
NC14Clayton & BellSt Paul/St Timothy;St Barnabas/St LukeStylistic attribution
NC218692O'ConnorGood Samaritan;Christ & childrenJ Percy +1862The Guardian 29.12.1869
NA12Clayton & BellFlight to Egypt;Christ as carpenterStylistic attribution
NA22Clayton & BellVisitation;PresentationStylistic 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.