Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at Christ Church
Swindon, Wiltshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18555Wailes3 rows of ParablesCol Vilett & Rev James GrobyDevizes Gazette 8.11.1855
SC18713WailesDorcas distributes clothingHarriet Rolleston +1870North Wilts Herald 8.4.1871
SChE19571Cooper-AbbsMadonna & childAmbrose Goddard +1944BSMGP Directory 1961
SCh1+18682WailesMoses & manna;Moses & burning bushJohn SheppardStylistic attribution
SCh219872John HaywardAnnunciation (replaces vandalised Victorian window)Named personsChurch Guide
SCh2VicTraceryQuatrefoil:Angel with scroll 'Salvete flores Martyrs'Annice Bradford
STrS18614Wailes3 Maries at TombCatherine GroobyThe Builder 31.8.1861
SA118712WailesTribute MoneyJames Bradford +1861North Wilts Herald 8.4.1871
SA2+18852Francis Oldaker3 Maries at TombMatilda Rebecca GreenStylistic attribution
SA318912Francis OldakerHome at BethanyJane & Percy Green +1891North Wilts Herald 1.1.1892
SPorchW19751Geoffrey Robinson signedGreat Western Railway windowNancy Davis
SAW18943Francis OldakerGabriel;Light of World;RaphaelRichard & Anne BowlyNorth Wilts Herald 30.3.1894
NC1871TriangWailesOrnament & text (3 trefoils)North Wilts Herald 8.4.1871
NTrE11861TrefoilWailesOrnamentalThe Builder 31.8.1861
NTrE219221BVMJessie Goddard
NTrN18614WailesAdoration of ShepherdsSamuel Rolleston +1860The Builder 31.8.1861
NTrW19312Martin Travers signedBadges & local scenesFitzroy Pleydell Goddard +1927
NA1>19192Percy BaconJustice;FaithLt Sydney Reed & Wiltshire RegtStylistic attribution
NA219032Bell, BristolSt Patrick;St GeorgeMartha & William Hall +1902Swindon Advertiser 6.11.1903

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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.