Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Silchester, Hampshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18763Clayton & BellAscensionBuilding News 18 Feb. 1876
Above EW1Clayton & BellAngel with musical instrumentStylistic attribution
SC118781Horwood, FromeSt. LukeHants & Berks Gazette 4 May 1878
SC218781Horwood, FromeSt. JohnHants & Berks Gazette 4 May 1878
SC32Large clear quarries, at top I H S with blue surround
SA119221Stuart G. Davis signedSt. HelenHenry & Ellen Sealy
WW3Quarries, tracery:quatrefoils inc Dove, Alpha & Omega
NC118781Horwood, FromeSt. MarkHants & Berks Gazette 4 May 1878
NC218781Horwood, FromeSt. MatthewHants & Berks Gazette 4 May 1878
NAE3Quarries, tracery:quatrefoil - wreath around edge
NAW20051Jon CallanBirds & golden crossDiocese of Winchester: Focus Feb. 2006

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.