Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. John the Baptist
Meopham, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18753Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeCrucifixionRobert Barnett +1872The Builder 3 April 1875
SC31White glass, fleur de lis & leaf quarries
SAE18753HardmanAscensionEdith EdwardsHardman Index 1874/47; The Builder 3 April 1875
SA118773HardmanDescent of the Holy GhostRev Allen SmithHardman Index 1877/19
SA319223James Powell & SonsRearrangement of old glassFlorence Golding-BirdPowell Order Book 24/169
WW12 Old Testament scenes
NC2Lavers, Barraud & WestlakeSt. Elizabeth; St. John BaptistJohn & Frances HooperStylistic attribution
NA319493C.T. Smedley ARCA, MeophamSt. Nicholas; St. George; St. Michael1st & 2nd World WarsFaculty DRb/A/f/1/246/2
NPorchE19231W. Bucknall, 45 Chestnut Rd. SE27St. PeterSarah Russell +1921Faculty DRb/A/f/1/246/3
NPorchW19231W. Bucknall, 45 Chestnut Rd. SE27Christ as Good ShepherdEthel Hammonds +1922Faculty DRb/A/f/1/246/3

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.