Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary the Virgin
Speldhurst, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19053Morris & CoBurne-JonesCrucifixionThe Builder 22 July 1905
SC1c18712Clayton & Bell3 Maries at SepulchreH.G. CholmondeleyBuildings of England
SC218752Morris & CoBurne-JonesCleansing of Naaman; BaptismSewter
SA118752Morris & CoBurne-JonesSt. Matthew; St. Mark, below:Annunciation;NativitySewter
SA218752Morris & CoBurne-JonesSt. Luke; St. John, below:Christ & Doctors;Holy FamilyEW a kind & faithful nurseSewter
SA318742Morris & CoBVM; St. Elizabeth, below:Annunciation;NativityA little child CMB +1859Sewter
SAW18782KempeSt. Michael; St. GabrielCorpus of Kempe Stained Glass
NC1c18712Clayton & Bell2 rows of Resurrection scenesBuildings of England
NChE1876L of 2Morris & CoSt Alban/St Aidan/St BonifaceSewter
NChE1876R of 2Morris & CoSt Helena/St Oswald/St WalburgaSewter
NA118732Morris & CoSt. Gregory; St. AugustineSewter
NA218982Morris & CoQueen Bertha; King EthelbertBaden & Charles PowellSewter
NA318732Morris & CoSt. Ursula; St. NicholasSewter
NAW1873L of 2Morris & CoAngel with organ/Angel with short pipe/Angel with harpA father by a sonSewter
NAW1873R of 2Morris & CoAngel with scrolled harp/Angel with clarinet/Angel with cymbolsA mother by a daughterSewter
Above NAW1873roundelMorris & CoChrist in MajestySewter
   

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.