Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. John the Baptist
Great Gaddesden, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW+18693 (top)Burlison & GryllsSt John Baptist;Risen Christ;ZachariahSarah HalseyStylistic attribution
EW+18693 (mid)Burlison & GryllsZachariah told to name son John;Visitation;Zachariah names son JohnSarah HalseyStylistic attribution
EW+18693 (low)Burlison & GryllsJohn Baptist preaching;Baptism;Beheading of St John BaptistSarah HalseyStylistic attribution
SAE18633WailesFaith; Charity; HopeElizabeth Hoare +1860Building News 22.5.1863
SA118942Burlison & GryllsSt. James the Great; St. JohnArthur Williamson +1893The Guardian 10.10.1894
SA219202Burlison & GryllsSimeon; AnnaRev. W. Tyrwitt-DrakeStylistic attribution
SA319222James Powell & SonsSt. George; St. AlbanBingham family membersPowell Order Book 24/74
NA118703Holland of WarwickDorcas scenesMrs Moore Halsey +1869Building News 8.4.1870
NA2+19173Louis DavisSt. Francis sceneCatal. of exhib. 'British Dec. Art' at Whitechapel Gallery, 1926

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.