Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. John the Baptist
Royston, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18913Mayer & Co signedNativity; Ascension; BaptismC,John & E PhillipsHerts & Cambs Reporter 24.7.1891
SChE+18903Mayer & Co3 Maries at the Sepulchre22nd Baron DacreThe Guardian 29.7.1891
SC118911Pepper & Boyes signedSt. Agnes (Purity)Herts & Cambs Reporter 24.7.1891
SC218921Pepper & BoyesSt. Elizabeth of Hungary (Charity)Date of death 1892Herts & Cambs Reporter 10.6.1892
NC1+19351Hugh Easton signedSt. Michael slays dragonRev Joseph Harrison
NC218921Heaton, Butler & BayneGood ShepherdRichard Pyne +1887Hetfordshire Express 27.8.1892
Tower S19101Heaton, Butler & BayneMadonna & childHerts & Cambs Reporter 21 Jan. 1910
Tower N19102Heaton, Butler & BayneSuffer little children (commemorates those baptised in church 1877-1909)Herts & Cambs Reporter 21 Jan. 1910
+1965c of 3Coat of ArmsMargaret Grundy

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.