Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St John the Baptist
Southend On Sea, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19085Kempe & CoChrist in MajestyCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
STrE20161Aura VisionsSusan McCarthyCross, flowers etcVisit 23.6.2017
STrS1950L of 3James Powell & SonsHoganJohn Baptist/Blessing children (given by William & Elizabeth Bray )Powell Order Book 29/364
STrS1950C of 3James Powell & SonsHoganLight of World/Bread of Life (Happy Ministry of Rev J.J Whitehouse)Powell Order Book 29/364
STrS1950R of 3James Powell & Sons signedHoganJohn Baptist/BaptismWorld War 2 deadPowell Order Book 29/364
SA119072Sharp & Co, SouthendSt Peter walks on waterNellie Bradley +1898Church history
SA219072Jones & Willis signedRaising Jairus' daughterEmma Browne +1888
WW19274Kempe & Co signedSt Stephen (1);Visitation (2-3);John Baptist (4)J.R & Maria Brightwell
NChE19283Kempe & Co signedAdoration of MagiGeorge & Emma Wakeling
NCh119282Kempe & CoSt Cecilia;St Perpetua (from St Edmund Forest Gate)Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass
NTrE19481MaileSt MichaelFl Officer Richard Jennings +1944Church history
NA12Burlison & GryllsFeeding 5000James & Annie CloverChurch history
NA2+18972HemmingVisitation (in Vestry)Lizzie FroomsStylistic attribution
NA31963R of 2Willett Windows USA signedFlags
   

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.