Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Nicolas
Compton, Surrey
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
SC119221James Powell & SonsSt. NicholasFrederick HoughtonPowell Order Book 24/38
SAE+18692Clayton & BellTop: Raising of Dorcas; Lower: Good SamaritanG. & M. SmallpieceStylistic attribution
SA2+18832Clayton & BellRaising Jairus' daughterHenrietta O'DonnellStylistic attribution
SA418802James Powell & SonsH. HolidaySt. John the Evangelist; St. PaulGen. Charles HagartPowell Order Book 6/32
SA518951James Powell & SonsJesus with young childLt. Col. James HagartFaculty DWOP C232
NC19041James Powell & SonsSimeon & baby JesusMore-Molyneux familyFaculty DWOP C234
NAE19492Ninian ComperSt. Michael; St. FrancisCapt. Harold HodgesFaculty 9274/1/1/1950/17
NAW18951James Powell & SonsCaritasAnn HagartFaculty DWOP C232

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.