Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St John the Baptist
Epping, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18917Burlison & GryllsJohn Baptist;Madonna & child;Wilfrid;Crucifixion;Augustine;Blessing;LawrenceThe Builder 18.4.1891
SChE18913Burlison & GryllsStephen;Christopher;DunstanThe Builder 18.4.1891
SCh119023Kempe signedSt Michael & angels
SCh219023Kempe signedSt George & angelsSouth African War dead
SA118963Burlison & GryllsMary Salome;BVM;Mary MagdaleneMary Tweed +1895Herts & Essex Observer 11.4.1896
SA219013Burlison & GryllsJoseph of Arimathea;Christ;NicodemusWalter TweedStylistic attribution
SA319053Burlison & GryllsFaith;Charity;HopeCharles Harford +1904Stylistic attribution
SA43Burlison & GryllsJohn Baptist;Good Shepherd;BVMStylistic attribution
SAW19043Kempe signedBaptism
NA519103Gamon & Humphry signedAbbot of Waltham Abbey;King Henry II;First Vicar of EppingJ Thomas & Jessie Humphry

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.