Stained Glass of Buckinghamshire Churches

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Stained Glass ~ General Information

British Society of Master Glass Painters ~ Information about Society for people currently working in Stained Glass, including Directories. (

Lest We Forget ~ An article on windows commemorating the First World War.

Medieval Stained Glass in Great Britain - CVMA ~ Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi is an international project dedicated to recording Medieval Stained Glass. The GB website includes extensive details about the conservation of medieval glass, a picture archive, and details of their publications, which crucially to Buckinghamshire, shows that a volume on Beds and Bucks is in preparation. (

Medieval Stained Glass Photographic Archive ~ The well known writer on stained glass Painton Cowen set up this ambitious website in 2008 with glass in England and France, but has now started expanding it to many more European countries. It has photographs and brief descriptions of windows up the the 17th century. By the spring of 2016 he has included around 250 English buildings, of which 7 are in Buckinghamshire. There are also photos and information on over 1200 Rose windows around the world. (

Stained Glass Museum ~ Stained Glass Museum within Ely Cathedral. (

Vidimus ~ Vidimus (which means: we have seen) is the only on-line magazine dedicated to stained glass. Its contributors aim to encourage interest in Stained Glass, and promote the work of the CVMA, see above. A full archive of the articles from its monthly editions can be viewed on line. (

Worshipful Company of Glaziers ~ The Guild of Glaziers was first recorded in 1328, and are number 53 in the Livery Companies Order of Precedence. They are dedicated to the preservation of stained glass, and the skills necessary to produce it. (


Stained Glass ~ Specific Areas or Counties in the UK

Church Stained Glass Windows ~ A database record of windows, compiled by Robert Eberhard, in over 4000 churches of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Kent (West), London, Surrey, Sussex, Wiltshire. (

Cornish Stained Glass ~ Michael Swift has included a series of articles on different themes and particular churches. There is also a catalogue of windows in the churches of the Truro Diocese. (

Wales - Catalogue of Stained Glass in Wales ~ A very extensive website originating from two University Projects of 2005-8 and 2009-11, and continued by Martin Crampin. (

Southwell and Nottingham Church History Project ~ Aiming to document all churches in Nottinhamshire. (

Norfolk Stained Glass ~ An ambitious website that includes many Norfolk churches and some secular buildings. It has a lot of background information about glass, its making, and its makers. The plans, photos and details for the windows of both Norwich cathedrals are impressive. (


Stained Glass ~ Craftsmen and Companies

Kempe - Charles Eamer Kempe, and Kempe & Co ~ Links to the organisation(s) that study Kempe windows will be updated shortly (29 August 2016).

Rope - Margaret Rope Stained Glass ~ Website featuring the lives and work of two cousins called Margaret Rope.  Margaret Edith Aldrich Rope (known as Tor) made 2 windows for Buckinghamshire churches in 1935. The website has been compiled by Tor's nephew, Arthur Rope. (


Other Buckinghamshire Websites

These include Family History websites, as researchers use our detailed information about the people windows were dedicated to, and who donated those windows.

Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Architectural and Archaeological Society was founded in 1847 to ensure the preservation of the county's antiquities, and to collect accurate information about them. As with other similar Societies in other counties, its early years were dominated by the clergy, who took a great interest in the vast amount of church restoration and new church building that was being done in the mid 19th century. The Society went on the found the County Museum in Aylesbury. (

Buckinghamshire Family History Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Family History Society was formed in 1976 to encourage and promote the study of family history in Buckinghamshire including the historic county. The Society caters for those with Bucks ancestry and members researching ancestry elsewhere. ( Their website has useful pages on the individual parishes of Bucks, with a parish index available at bucksparishes

Buckinghamshire Genealogical Society ~ The Buckinghamshire Genealogy Society was formed in 1992 to assist their members with their family history researches. (

Buckinghamshire Remembers ~ Comprehensive details and photographs of over 400 First World War Memorials in Buckinghamshire, and over 8000 names of those remembered on the Memorials. (

Buckinghamshire's Historic Churches Trust ~ Buckinghamshire's Historic Churches Trust was founded in 1957 to raise funds towards the repair and restoration of the county's Historic Churches. They have now given grants of over £1 million pounds to over 300 churches of all denominations in Buckinghamshire. Now their main fund-raising event the annual 'Ride and Stride' which takes place every September, on the second Saturday. (

County Views - Buckinghamshire Church Photos ~ Kevin and Peter Quick have put together exterior photos of many Buckinghamshire churches. (

GENUKI - Buckinghamshire ~ Genealogy of the UK & Ireland is a very large website which has seperate sections on each county. Buckinghamshire has its own section with most of the information divided into individual pages on Towns and Parishes. (


Other Websites with relevant information on Buckinghamshire

Inventory of the Historical Monuments in Buckinghamshire ~ This is the on-line version of the RCHME (Bucks) which was published in 1912 and 1913. Buckinghamshire is very fortunate to have been the second of only 9 counties in England to have had all its buildings dating from before 1700 surveyed by the Royal Commissioners who produced excellent surveys of the historic churches of Bucks, with 851 pages. The last volume was published in 1986 after which the whole Inventory programme was sadly abandoned. (

Victoria County History - Buckinghamshire ~ The on-line version of the VCH (Bucks) which was published between 1905 and 1928 is the most detailed historical survey of Buckinghamshire, with 1934 pages. (


Websites with reference material on items included in Stained Glass Windows

Bible Hub - Online Bible Study ~ This website is generally our preferred means of finding quotes from the bible, that may appear on Stained Glass windows. (

Catholic Online - Saints ~ This website must surely include the most comprehensive list and details of Saints. (



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