Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Paul
Bedford, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
NTrN19105Burlison & GryllsSt Geroge, St Patrick,St Alban, St Andrew, St DavidFallen men of Bedfordshire RegimentChurch Times 11 Nov 1910 p654
NTrClerE18943Clayton & BellRaising of Jairus' daughterGeorge H Brierley & Hilda May, dau.Parish Mag Oct 1894 p2 P1/30/1
N Porch E18863HardmanSt John preaching little children love one another (most of middle light missing)John Edwards +1864Hardman archives invoice 12 Aug 1886
N Porch W18773HardmanKing Ethelbert , St Augustine, St Bertha, St John EvangelistRev JEN Molesworth +1877Hardman archives invoice 12 Aug 1886
NC118973Clayton & BellSt Cyprian, St Athanasius, St AugustineRev MF Sadler +1895Parish Mag June 1897 P1/30/41; Beds Times 8 May 1897 p6
NCCler119093Clayton & BellSt Michael, St Etheldreda, St GabrielFrances Elizabeth Eagles +1907Beds times 24 Dec 1909 p 5; Church Times 23 Dec 1909

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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.