Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Andrew
Biggleswade, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18777 (top)Barnett of YorkNativity;Presentation;Transfiguration(3-5);Driving out the money changers;Christ teachingCharles Barnett +1876Michael Kerney from scrapbook in V&A
EW18777 (low)Barnett of YorkChrist & Doctors;Baptism;Transfiguration(3-5);Washing disciples' feet;?Charles Barnett +1876Michael Kerney from scrapbook in V&A
SC118893Clayton & BellLast SupperCharles Fitzroy Barnett +1887Michael Kerney
SC218943Charles Eamer KempeApostles;Agony;BetrayalGeorge James Barnett +1892Corpus of Kempe Stained Glass
SC318823Lavers & WestlakeCrucifixionAlice Caroline Catherine Knox +1855Beds Mercury 25.11.1882
SC418702Charles A Gibbs signedChrist cleanseth the leperBed Times 6.12.1870
SAE19544Lawrence S Lee & CR Wallis signedSt Andrew; Annunciation(2-3); St AlbanHenry & Alice Maud FranklinBSMGP Directories 1955, 1958,1966, 1972
SA220003Chapel Studios signedPetri Anderson signedCrucifixion; Lincoln Cathedral; local scenes
SA119533Lawrence S LeeVisitation(1-2);3 Maries at tomb/dove/Biggleswade churchEthel Mary Moffat d 1951BSMGP Directories 1955. 1958. 1961. 1966. 1972
WW18703Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeAscensionBeds Times 6.12.1870 for date; Michael Kerney
NC118713 (top)Lavers, Barraud & WestlakePeter & John at tomb;Risen Christ;3 Maries at tombEmma Elizabeth Lindsell +1871Michael Kerney
NC118713 (low)Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeRaising Lazarus;Raising Paralytic;Raising Jairus' daughterEmma Elizabeth Lindsell +1871Michael Kerney

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.