Stained Glass in Kent – list

This is a list of the windows of which I showed photographs in a talk on stained glass in Kent given to the Friends of Kent Churches on 14 March 2019. The place (always the parish church unless otherwise stated), position of the window in the church, the subject matter, maker or designer and date are given in each case. Where two names are shown, the first is the maker, the second the designer.

The best collections of medieval glass in Kent are at Canterbury Cathedral, Stowting and Nettlestead. Many churches have fine collections of 19th century glass: among the best are Canterbury and Rochester Cathedrals, Ramsgate St Augustine, Faversham, Chilham, Tenterden, Wrotham, Seal and, for the pre-Raphaelites, Speldhurst and Langton Green. The best displays of 20th century glass are at Kemsing and, of course, Tudeley.

  1. Canterbury Cathedral. North choir aisle – typological (ie prefiguration in the Old Testament of events in the New Testament) windows Late 12thC
  2. Canterbury Cathedral. Trinity Chapel – Becket Miracle windows – early 13thC
  3. Chancel north window – patterned glass – late 12thC
  4. Chancel north window – grisaille – 13thC
  5. North chapel, east window – Crucifixion – early 14thC
  6. North aisle, NE window – Virgin & child – early 14thC
  7. Traceries of nave & north aisle widows – Apostles – mid 14thC
  8. North aisle, north window -Virgin & child -mid 14thC
  9. East window – Coronation of the Virgin – late 14thC
  10. Nave NE window – Censing angel – early 15thC
  11. Nave north central window – Apostles – c1430
  12. Chancel NW window – St Stephen – c1460
  13. Nave south window – Saints – 15thC
  14. Chancel NW window – St Edmund Rich – 15thC
  15. Nave south window – St George – early 16thC
  16. North chapel, east window – armorial glass – early 17thC
  17. East window – armorial glass: Fane, Nevill, Walsingham families – 16/17/18thC
  18. South aisle, south window – Crucifixion – Peter Bock of Altdorf – late 16thC
  19. North chapel, north window – Flemish glass – 17thC
  20. Nave north windows – Saints – William Peckitt of York – 1754
  21. Nave NE window – Bishop – Charles Winston/J H Miller – 1832
  22. Northern window in nave west wall – Charles I – Franz Eggert of Munich – 1844 (Almost the whole church was glazed by Eggert)
  23. Ramsgate, The Grange. Pugin’s private chapel – Saints with Pugin children – AWN Pugin/Wailes – c1845
  24. Canterbury Cathedral. Nave north clerestory – Angels – George Austin Jun – 1856
  25. East window – Christ’s passion etc – Wailes – 1864
  26. Ramsgate, St Augustine. South aisle, SE window – Saints – John Hardman   Powell – 1861 (The church contains much glass designed by Pugin and made by Hardmen)
  27. South aisle, East window – Virgin & Saints – Lavers & Barraud/J M Allen – 1861
  28. East window – Crucifixion – Lavers & Barraud/E W Godwin -1862
  29. Higham, St Mary. East window – Christ, Virgin & St John – Heaton, Butler & Bayne – 1864
  30. Higham, St Mary. Chancel south window – Agony in the Garden – Heaton, Butler & Bayne – 1864
  31. Sutton Valence. East window – Christ’s passion – Lavers & Barraud – c1866
  32. South chapel, south window – Christ in Majesty – Clayton & Bell 1866
  33. Horton Kirby. West window – Ascension – O’Connor – 1863
  34. Ide Hill. West window – Scenes from Christ’s life – Alexander Gibbs – late 1860s (The whole church was glazed by Gibbs)
  35. Nave South aisle, south window – St Anne teaching the Virgin – Alexander Gibbs/William Butterfield – 1867
  36. Seal Chart. East window – Christ teaching – Lavers & Barraud/Henry Holiday – 1870
  37. Sevenoaks Weald. East window – Crucifixion – Powell’s/Sir TG Jackson – 1871
  38. Lower east window – Three Maries at the tomb – Nathaniel Westlake – 1873
  39. Newington (near Sittingbourne). East window – Crucifixion – Heaton, Butler & Bayne – 1873
  40. East window – Resurrection – John Hardman – c1870 (The whole church was glazed by Hardman)
  41. Boughton Monchelsea. Chancel SW window – Three Maries at the tomb – John Hardman – 1875
  42. South aisle, west window – Christ’s miracles – John Hardman – 1879
  43. Langton Green. North aisle, west window – Christ in Glory – Morris & Co/ Burne-Jones – 1866. (This church has other important windows by Morris, Burne-Jones & Ford Maddox Brown)
  44. North aisle, west window – Angel – William Morris – 1873 (This church was almost wholly glazed by Morris & Burne-Jones)
  45. Nave SW window – Evangelists – Morris & Co/Burne-Jones – 1875
  46. Nave SE window – Evangelists – Morris & Co/Burne-Jones – 1875
  47. South transept, west window – St John – Morris & Co/Burne-Jones – 1881
  48. Bexleyheath, The Red House. Birds – Philip Webb – c1870
  49. Bexleyheath, The Red House. Duck – Philip Webb – c1870
  50. North aisle, NE window – patterned glass – Powell’s – 1877
  51. New Romney. South chapel, south window – Angels rescuing seafarers – Clayton & Bell – 1875
  52. South transept, south window – Transfiguration – Clayton & Bell – 1885
  53. Four Elms. East window – Ascension – Clayton & Bell – 1887
  54. Seal: North aisle, NW window – Christ walking on water – John Jennings – 1888
  55. Nave NE window – Nativity – Charles Eamer Kempe – 1893 (Kempe glazed all of this church)
  56. East window – Annunciation – Arild Rosencrantz – 1896
  57. Christ & the Good Samaritan – Curtis, Ward & Hughes – 1896
  58. East window – Christ in Glory – Sir Ninian Comper – 1901
  59. Langton Green. East window – Tree of Jesse – Kempe – 1904
  60. East window – Christ in Majesty – Burlison & Grylls – 1907
  61. North aisle, north central window – St George – H W Bryans 1911
  62. Nave SE window – Transfiguration – Christopher Whall /Henry Wilson – 1905 (See also Whall’s major window in the SW transept of Canterbury Cathedral)
  63. Chancel SW window: St George – Veronica Whall – 1925
  64. Chiddingstone Causeway. East window: Crucifixion – WG von Glehn – 1906
  65. East window – Crucifixion – Kempe – 1908
  66. South chapel, east window – Crucifixion – Morris & Co – 1908
  67. Tonbridge, St Stephen. North aisle, west window – Three Maries at the Tomb – Morris & Co/J H Dearle – 1910 (Morris & Dearle glazed all of this church)
  68.   East window – Ascension – Morris & Co/J H Dearle – 1910
  69.   East window – Te Deum – A L Moore – 1911
  70. St Nicholas at Wade. East window – Crucifixion  &  bishops – Curtis, Ward & Hughes – 1912
  71. North aisle, north central window – Angels & St Michael – Kempe & Tower – 1917
  72. East window – Christ in Glory – F C Eden – 1920
  73. Rochester Cathedral. Lady Chapel, west window – Virgin & child – Burlison & Grylls – 1920
  74. East window – Annunciation – Martin Travers – 1925
  75.   Nave north window – Angels amidst roses – Reginald Hallward, as a memorial to his wife – 1925
  76. Nave north central window – Saints Joan, Dunstan & George –     A K Nicholson – c1925
  77. South chapel, south window – Knight – G W Humphrys – c 1928
  78. North aisle, west window – St Edith – Douglas Strachan – 1935
  79. East window – Crucifixion – Evie Hone – 1950
  80. Tonbridge, St Peter & Paul. East window – Ascension – Leonard Walker 1954 (see also east window at Lydd)
  81. North aisle, west window – Saints – Harry Stammers – 1962
  82. East window – Crucifixion – Marc Chagall – 1963 (Chagall glazed all of this church)
  83. East window – Christ in Majesty: the vision of St John – Patrick Reyntiens 1963
  84. Beckenham, St George. Apse windows – Saints – Thomas Freeth – 1963-6
  85. South aisle, west window – St Thomas Becket – Laurence Lee – 1970
  86. Canterbury, St Dunstan. South chapel, east window – St Thomas Moore – Laurence Lee – 1973
  87. Nave SW window – Annunciation to the Shepherds –

John Piper – 1985

  1. Oare. Nave south window – Mulberry tree – Petri Anderson – 2011

 

Further reading:

The most accessible general account of English stained glass is by Roger Rosewell, published by Shire. Other good surveys are Stained Glass in England by June Osborne and English Stained Glass by Painton Cowen. More specialised works include Victorian Stained Glass by Martin Harrison; Damozels and Deities, Pre-Raphaelite Stained Glass 1870-1898 by Alastair Carew-Cox and William Waters; and Arts and Crafts Stained Glass by Peter Cormack. I am not aware of any general work on stained glass in Kent.

 

 

 

 

Paul Britton