Church Stained Glass Windows
recorded by Robert Eberhard - updated January 2020
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Stained Glass Windows at Cathedral (RC)
Brentwood, Essex
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WindowDateLightsFirm DesignerSubjectsMemorialSource
EW18615MayerSt Paul;St Peter;Christ;St John;St AndrewRev Joseph Tavares +1858English Heritage:Catholic Churches List
SChE1861L of 3St JosephJoseph Tasker +1861
SChE1861R of 3St EdwardJoseph Louis +1848
SC1MayerJesus as Sacred HeartJoseph & Mira LescherStylistic attribution
SA11MayerGood ShepherdJohn & Catherine NorrisStylistic attribution
SA2+18771MayerMary anoints Jesus' feetAnnie DaltonStylistic attribution
SA318972MayerCenturion pleads for servantGen S Macmullen +1896Stylistic attribution
SAW2In locked room (seen from outside only) (see Note)
WW4(Behind organ, cannot be seen)
N Cler1-3roundelsChalice;Hand;Dove
Note:Essex Newsman 8.7.1889 records window in memory of Countess Tasker of Agony;Bearing Cross

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.