Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at St. James
Tunbridge Wells, Kent (West)
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
Ap18705Heaton, Butler & BayneResurrection; Agony; Crucifixion; Last Supper; Noli me TangereBuilding News 2 Dec. 1870
SChE+18973Clayton & BellSermon on MountEdward GoulburnParish Magazine Nov. 1897 (Tonbridge Library)
SA1+18663Clayton & BellTop: Presentation;Adoration of Magi;Christ & Doctors. Bottom: Annunciation; Nativity; VisitationNeville HoultonStylistic attribution
SA2+18953Clayton & BellPhoebe; St. Mary BV; DorcasLaura DixStylistic attribution
WW(S)18651Angel with scrollSussex Advertiser 4.7.1865 for date
WW(C)18651Good ShepherdSussex Advertiser 4.7.1865 for date
WW(N)18651Angel with scrollSussex Advertiser 4.7.1865 for date
NA1+19263Christopher Charles PowellLight of World; Melchizidek; Good ShepherdBSMGP Directory 1930; Rochester Diocesan Chron. March 1927
NAWCentre of 3Clayton & BellSt. James the GreatStylistic 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.