Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Nicholas
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18625Centre: Christ; 4 Evangelists (5 large figures)
STrS18623Heaton, Butler & Bayne6 Acts of Mercy in 2 rowsCaroline SpackmanChurch Guide; Illus. London News 15.11.1862
SA119392Christopher Webb signedNoli me TangereThomas SimonsFaculty DSA2/1/58/48A
SA22Ernest Suffling signedSt. Alban; St. Nicholas
NChE19132H.J. Salisbury signedAngels (reset)Building News 24.1.1913
NTrN18623Heaton, Butler & BayneAbraham&Isaac;Jesus heals woman with issue of blood;Marty'm of St. StephenJohn LawesChurch Guide; Herts Mercury 15.11.1862
NA119072Clayton & BellSt. James; St. John EvangelistWilliam Blake +1907Herts Advertiser 22.6.1907
NA2+19122H.J. Salisbury signedChrist with Martha & MaryJames & Martha Mardal
NA319442Christopher WebbSt. Edward the Confessor; St. HelenWilliam BusbyFaculty DSA2/1/66/11
NA419512Morris (Westminster)St. Mary (BVM); St. CeciliaEvelyn Matthews +1949Church Guide
   

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.