Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St. John
Devizes, Wiltshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18441WillementRich ornament with roundels of INRI, Lamb, etcWillement 1841-1865 Ledger p 192
SChE19205Kempe & Co signedDavid; BVM; Crucifixion; St. John; Isaiah
STrS18813Rev. Alfred SmithCrucifixionWiltshire Telegraph 5 Nov. 1881
SA118773W.F. Dixon3 Maries at TombWiltshire County Mirror 30 Oct. 1877
WW19065HardmanCenturion's servant; Prodigal son; Light of the World; Good Samaritan; Healing of the blind manDevizes Gazette 26 April 1906
NA119043Artist friend of Dr. Burgess, Rector1874-1900Faith; Charity; HopeInformation in church
NA218773George HarrisSermon on the MountPlate; Berkshire Chronicle 31 March 1877

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.