Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Swithun
Sandy, Bedfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18924Belham & Co signedHG MurrayFaith, Christ the Consoler (2-3), HopeAdelaide Peel +1890The Builder 29.12.1892
SC18613Charles Gibbs signed6 Acts of Mercy in 2 rowsEllen Richardson +1860
SChE18932Frederick Drake3 Maries;Risen ChristFrancis Alexander K Foster+1890Biggleswade Chronicle 2.12.1893
SChS119222Percy Bacon signedAdoration of ShepherdsSarah Ann Smith +1922
SChS219512James Powell & Sons signedE Liddall ArmitageTransfigurationJulia B & James R MaguirePowell Order Book 30/200
STrE19202Percy BaconCourage; VictoryWar memorial windowBeds Times 14.1.1921
STrS18683Lavers & BarraudNathaniel Westlake3 Maries at tomb, below: Raising Widow of Nain's son;Raising Lazarus;Raising Jairus' daughterMary Pope+1867Michael Kerney
SA119022Lowndes & DruryMary LowndesAnnunciationMary H Abernethy +1901Biggleswade Chronicle 22.8.1902
SAW19652John HaywardBaptism of ChristWilliam & Fanny GreenBSMGP Directory 1966 p 46
WT19023James Powell & SonsSt Swithun, St George, St AndrewQueen VictoriaPowell Order Book 16/4
NA119262Jones & Willis signedPresentation in the TempleRev John Richardson +1913Beds Standard 3.12.1926
NA219262Jones & Willis signedNoli me TangereRev Arthur Sloman +1919Beds Standard 3.12.1926
NTrN18813Camm BrosMary washes Jesus' feet, below: 3 Dorcas scenesSarah Triplow +1881Beds Mercury 6.8.1881

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.