Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at Our Lady of Lourdes (RC)
Harpenden, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19285Burlison & GryllsSt. James the Great; BVM; Christ in Majesty; St. Catherine; St. HelenHistory of the Parish, 1936
NCh119361A.A. OrrSt. Aloysius GonzagaLouis Martin +1916History of the Parish, 1936
NCh219361A.A. OrrSt. PeterHistory of the Parish, 1936
NTrN19473Harry GryllsAgony;Crucifixion;Christ before Pilate, below:Last Supper;Deposition;ScourgingHarpenden Free Press 6.6.1947
NA119352A.A. Orr/F.D. Humphreys signedCuthbert Mayne; John SouthworthCatholic Times 8.3.1935 for date
NA219352A.A. Orr/F.D. Humphreys signedWilliam Howard; John FisherCardinal Bourne +1935Catholic Times 22.11.1935 for date
NA319462A.A Orr/F.D . HumphreysRich. Langhorne; Marg. ClitheroeStylistic attribution
NA4>19282Burlison & GryllsBaptismHistory of the Parish, 1936
WW19484Hendra & Harper signedAnnunciation; Ascension
SChS19282Burlison & GryllsBVM; St. WilfridHistory of the Parish, 1936
STrS19473A.A Orr/F.D . HumphreysAnnunciation/Nativity; St Bernadette;Assumption/Flight into EgyptHarpenden Free Press 8.8.1947
SA1+19292Burlison & GryllsCampion;Alban RoeEric YeoHistory of the Parish, 1936
SA219312Burlison & GryllsMargaret Pole; Thomas MoreSilver Jubilee, Fr LongstaffHistory of the Parish, 1936
SA319462A.A Orr/F.D . HumphreysHenry Heath; John Houghton (commemorates protection 1939-45)Stylistic attribution

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.