Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2019
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Stained Glass Windows at Abbey
Sherborne, Dorset
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW1856-89 (top)Clayton & BellProcession to Calvary(1-3);Crucifixion(4-6);Resurrection(7-9)Bath Chronicle 1.7.1858; Church Guide
EW1856-89 (low)Clayton & BellEntry to Jerusalem(1-3);Betrayal(4-6);Christ before Pilate(7-9)Bath Chronicle 1.7.1858; Church Guide
Lady ChE19375Christopher WebbNativityBSMGP Directory 1939;Faculty D1 61/85/12
Lady ChN1934L of 2Christopher WebbAlfred the GreatCapt Percival WarleighStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
Lady ChN1956R of 2Christopher WebbAsserEdward Webb +1956Stained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
Lady ChS+19422Christopher WebbSt Birinus;St SwithinCanon DigbyStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
BowChE19252H Wilkinson signedArrangement of medieval glassStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
BowChS19264H. WilkinsonArrangement of medieval glassStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
SEChE+19433Christopher WebbRisen ChristThomas Wilfrid-NashStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
STrS18508HardmanPuginTe Deum (given by Lord Digby)Stained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
SA119513James Powell & Sons signedGabriel (50th anniversary Sherborne School for Girls)Powell Order Book 30/169
SA218623Clayton & BellJoseph of Arimathea scenesGeorge Medd ButtSalisbury & Winchester Journal 27.12.1862
SA320013John Hayward signedMillennium of foundation of Benediictine Community in Sherborne
WW19979John Hayward signedIncarnation theme
NA118504HardmanPuginAgony;Entry to Jerusalem;Bearing cross;Jesus strippedStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
NA2-41850Each 4HardmanPuginApostlesStained Glass of Sherborne Abbey
WPorchW19623Wippell & Co signedF.W Cole signedBadge;Stephen Harding;BadgeBSMGP Directory 1966
S Cler118586 (top)Clayton & BellSt Gregory;St Pancras;St Augustine;St Aidan;St Bertha;St RichardBath Chronicle 1.7.1858; Church Guide
S Cler118586 (low)Clayton & BellBp Alfwold;Bp Brithwin;Bp Ethelric;Bp Elmer;Bp Ethelseg;Bp Brithwyn IIBath Chronicle 1.7.1858; Church Guide
S Cler218586 (top)Clayton & BellSt Martin;St Theodore;St Olave;St Chad;St MargaretBath Chronicle 1.7.1858; Church Guide

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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.