Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at All Saints
Bisham, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19143James Powell & SonsTop: Our Lord in Majesty. Bottom: BVM in MajestyPowell Order Book 21/66; Board in church
SAE1904TraceryJames Powell & SonsCoat of Arms:Sir H Vansittart-NealePowell Order Book 17/163
SA1+18692Heaton, Butler & Bayne ?Theme - "Blessed are they that mourn"Charlotte Gilman
SA2+19681M.C. Farrar-Bell signedSt. ClareNoelle Lady Barrie
NChE18753Burlison & GryllsFaith; Love; HopeStylistic attribution
NCh218763Burlison & GryllsSt. Cecilia; Angel; St. Elizabeth of HungaryStylistic attribution
NA3+18832Burlison & GryllsGood Shepherd, below:healing scenesHelen ClarkStylistic attribution
NA4+18702James Powell & SonsVisiting sick; instructing children (background removed) (see note)Thomas RollsPowell Cash Book 55/305 (1871)
NAWLeft of 2Bottom only, rest destroyed
NAW+1863Right of 2Good ServantJoan Badger
NoteAssumed from the subjects that this is the 3 light instructing/sick/feeding hungry S side window moved to N aisle

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.