Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Giles
Great Maplestead, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
ApN/S1 eachFloral ornament
ApE1Risen Christ
STrE+18793Clayton & BellBVM;Christ holding book;St JosephCharles & Louis SperlingStylistic attribution
STrS+19003Clayton & BellBVM;Risen Christ;Angel of ResurrectionEliza SperlingStylistic attribution
SA1+19142Burlison & GryllsRisen Christ;Christ 'come unto me'Rockfort SperlingStylistic attribution
SA2+19042Burlison & GryllsGood Shepherd;Christ knocks on doorEliza SperlingStylistic attribution
S Porch W1Ornamental
SAW19332Jones & Willis signedPilgrim before St Giles (given by the parish of St Giles)Faculty D/CF 72/58
NC12 vertical floral ornament windows
NTr1+18663Lavers & BarraudVisitation;Christ with Martha & Mary;King Solomon & Queen ShebaSidney MarshallStylistic attribution
NA1 &24 eachQuarries on white glass
NAW3Quarries on white glass with yellow border in centre light

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.