Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at St Thomas
Brentwood, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18853HemmingCrucifixionChurch Times 6.2.1885
SA1+18994HemmingPeter;Andrew;James;JohnRev Charles GrinsteadStylistic attribution
SA218854HemmingPhilip;Bartholomew;Thomas;MatthewThomas Larkin & wifeChurch Times 6.2.1885
SA318964HemmingSt James;St Jude;St Simon;St Matthias (Cannot be seen)Augusta Helme +1895Essex Herald 20.10.1896
SA44Cannot be seen
SA54Cannot be seen
SA618844HemmingStephen;Lawrence;Cecilia;AgnesStephen & Eliza BrownBuilding News 14.11.1884
SA718914HemmingGeorge;Alban;Catherine;MargaretEvelyn Jones-HenryChurch Review 7.5.1891
WW18864HemmingMartyrdom of St ThomasChuurch Review 2.7.1886
NChE18832Clayton & BellAscensionRobert Growse +1870Essex Herald 10.11.1893
NCh1-31 eachWard & Hughes ?Angel with text in each light
NA1+18864HemmingSimeon;John Baptist;Madonna & child;St JosephEmily ColsonStylistic attribution
NA24HemmingMichael;Gabriel;Raphael;UrielEdmund & Sarah BonfellowStylistic attribution
NA3+19014HemmingMoses;Samuel;David;ElijahAnnie GrinsteadStylistic attribution
NA419084HemmingDaniel;Isaiah;Jonah;ElishaCharles & Lewis QuennellStylistic attribution
NA518884HemmingNoah;Abraham;Isaac;JacobGuild of Ascension named membersEssex Herald 15.9.1888
NA618913HemmingAdam;Eve;AbelChildren departed innocentStylistic attribution
NAW19831John Hayward signedSaint Thomas holding churchLaurence King +1981
N Cler31Ward & Hughes ?Christ appears to Shepherds
N Cler41Ward & Hughes ?Charge to Peter
   

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

   

Dates

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.