Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Michael
Braintree, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18695 (top)Clayton & BellMadonna & child;St John Baptist;Christ;St John;St PeterRichard Lacey +1867The Architect 16.1.1869
EW18695 (low)Clayton & BellNativity;Baptism;Crucifixion;Last Supper;Charge to PeterRichard Lacey +1867The Architect 16.1.1869
SChE18864 (top)Clayton & BellNoli me Tangere (1-2), Walk to Emmaus (3-4)Rev Perryman & Mary WakehamStylistic attribution
SChE18864 (low)Clayton & Bell3 Maries at tomb (1-2), Peter & John come to the tomb (3-4)Rev Perryman & Mary WakehamStylistic attribution
SCh118863 (top)Clayton & BellCharge to disciples (Frances Wakeham gave these windows)Stylistic attribution
SCh118863 (low)Clayton & BellDoubting Thomas;Christ with John & Peter;?Stylistic attribution
SCh23Hardman2 rows of musician angelsStylistic attribution
SCh319213Jonathan;Christ gives soldier a crown;DavidFirst World War Victory
WW19031Clayton & BellSt Michael slays dragonThe Builder 24.10.1903
NChE18891Clayton & BellAnna, below:PresentationCharlotte Thomas +1889Essex Newsman 19.8.1889
NAE?1873RoseAngel heads (over aisle arch)

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.