Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at Christ Church
Portsdown, Hampshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
Ap N & S1 eachOrnament
ApE1Light of World
SA1c19502M.C. Farrar Bell signedAirman;Christ bearing crossSgt Pilot Noel Lake +1941
SA219522M.C. Farrar Bell signedSower;St FrancisPortsmouth Evening News 13.10.1952
SA319612M.C. Farrar Bell3 Maries at the TombWhiteBSMGP Directory 1972
SA4+19582M.C. Farrar Bell signedMadonna & child;Good Shepherd
WW19492M.C. Farrar BellSt Michael;St George4 June 1944 Dedication ServiceBSMGP Directory 1955
NA119552M.C. Farrar BellBVM & children;Dorcas & childrenBSMGP Directory 1972;Hants Telegraph 14.10.1955
NA21950s2M.C. Farrar Bell signedDisciple criticised for picking corn on water;Jesus walking on water
NA319602M.C. Farrar Bell signedGood Samaritan
NA419612M.C. Farrar BellJesus heals Peter's mother in law;Jesus heals paralyticBSMGP Directory 1972

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.