Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Giles
Reading, Berkshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18725Clayton & BellChrist in GloryThe Builder 5 Oct. 1872
SC1<18832Clayton & BellBVM;Pilgrim?'An Ecclesiastical History of Reading' ed P.H. Ditchfield, 1883
SChE18794Clayton & Bell2 rows of scenesParish Magazine May 1879
SCh118723James Powell & SonsWooldridge2 rows of healing miraclesGeorge & Mary SimondsPowell Cash Book 56/14; Berkshire Chronicle 5 Oct. 1872
STrS18744Clayton & BellJohn; Peter; Paul; TimothyMinistry of Rev. TraversBuilding News 30 Oct. 1874
SA118772Clayton & BellHealing miraclesThe Architect 12 May 1877
SA2<18832Clayton & BellLt: 'Love one another'. Rt: Lovest thou meRev. Grainger +1857'An Ecclesiastical History of Reading' ed P.H. Ditchfield, 1883
SA318722Ward & HughesLt; Charge to Peter. Rt: Good SamaritanRev. Sir Henry DukinfieldThe Builder 5 Oct. 1872
SAW18722HardmanMoses striking rockHardman Index 1872/48; The Builder 5 Oct. 1872
NCh2R of 2Good Shepherd (detatched panel)
NTrN18774Clayton & BellAugustine; Ambrose; Athanesius; CrysostomBishop Wilberforce +1873The Architect 12 May 1877
NA118842Clayton & BellAnnunciationFrances BourkeParish Magazine June 1884
NA2+18762Clayton & BellPresentationAnne Sheepshanks'An Ecclesiastical History of Reading' ed P.H. Ditchfield, 1883

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.