Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. Mary
Welwyn, Hertfordshire
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW19545Christopher Webb signedChrist in Majesty & scenes
SChE18692Clayton & BellVisitationStylistic attribution
SCh119113Badges (some old)
SA1+19172James Powell & SonsSt. George; St. MichaelMaurice & Cecil BlakePowell Order Book 21/119
SA219532Christopher Webb signedSt. Cecilia; St. NicholasThomas Hassard +1950
SA3+19452Hugh Easton signedSt. FrancisRaymond Barker
WW19113Mary LowndesAbel; Melchizedek; AbrahamChurch Guide
NA1+19182James Powell & SonsSt. George; St. AlbanPowell Order Book 22/343
NA219322William Lawson & Ralph Howe signedKing Edward the Confessor; BVM in Majesty
NA320122David Esler2012 scenes & cheering crowd (Diamond Jubilee, XXX Olympiad)Artist's website
NA419542Edward PayneSt. Giles; St. Luke, scenes belowDr Arthur Giles +1935Church Guide
NA61Heaton, Butler & BayneAscensionSir Brooke BoothbyStylistic attribution

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.