John E. S. Pankhurst, the great great grandson of James Sinclair Beckham of Bell & Beckham, has kindly shared his annotated transcription of the firm's catalogue with readers of the Victorian Web. Spelling and details are as listed in the catalogue and notes and expanded names of buildings in brackets are by the author. Asterisks denote Mr. Pankhurt has relevant correspondence. The material below precedes the list:

Stained Glass for Churches, houses, and public Buildings
Messrs, Bell & Beckham, Artists in Stained Glass and Interior Decorations 98 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC
Messrs. Bell & Beckham beg leave to send you a list of STAINED GLASS WINDOWS already executed
Sketches and Estimates furnished.

Alvescot Church [St Peter’s Church, Mill Lane, Alvescot, Oxfordshire, OX18 2PT – Correspondence held]

Ardleigh Church, Essex [St Mary the Virgin, The Street, Ardleigh, Essex, CO7 7LD]

Ault Hucknall Church [St John The Baptist, Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire]

see listing below – Correspondence held

All Saints Church, Margaret Street [London, W1W 8JG]

All Saints Church [All Saints Street, Old Town, Hastings, East Sussex, TN34 3BP]

The Church warden advised that there were no (no longer?) oil paintings in the Church/

All Saints Church, Finchley Road]

Closed & demolished in 1978

Ault Hucknall Church [St John The Baptist, Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire]*

All Hallows Church, Tottenham [Church Lane, Tottenham, London N17 7AA]

William Butterfield is buried here.

American Church of the Holy Trinity, Paris [American Cathedral, 23 Avenue George V, 75008 Paris, France]

The whole of the windows in the Church. The biggest collection of Bell & Beckham stained glass – see ‘American Cathedral Of The Holy Trinity: Key To Stained Glass Windows’ for description of subject matter. Notes of Church records held which gives details of dealings with Bell & Beckham.

Balliol College, Oxford [Balliol College, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3BJ]

Correspondence held – the windows are no longer in place.

Bishop’s Palace, Fulham [Probably Fulham Palace, Bishop’s Avenue, London SW6 6E]

Brighton Oratory

Unable to trace this location – Brighton History Centre have no trace.

Blythburgh Church [Probably Holy Trinity, Blythburgh, Suffolk]

Baverstock Church, Wilts [St Edith, Baverstock, Wiltshire]*

No trace of Tile Painting.

Broomfield Fixby Church

Unable to trace Broomfield Fixby.

Blackheath School Chapel [Blackheath Proprietary School]*

Closed 1907 – Demolished 1936-1937/

Baverstock Church, Wilts [St Edith, Baverstock, Wiltshire]*

Baulking Church, Berks [St Nicholas Church, Baulking, Berkshire, SN7 7QE]

County Down, Ireland*

Unable to trace

Cheddar Church [St Andrew, Church Street, Cheddar, Somerset BS27]*

Christ Church, St. Stephen's, New Brunswick, Canada 30 Prince William Street, St Stephen, N.B.E3L2W6, Canada]


Annunciation still in place: very difficult to photograph due to high location of window in Church.

Chilton Church, Hungerford [St Mary’s Church, Chilton Foliat, Berkshire]

College Chapel, Madagascar

Unable to identify location – Correspondence sent

Children's Hospital, Scarboro'*

Likely to have been Scarborough Hospital & Dispensary, Friars Entry, Scarborough, Yorkshire – demolished about 40 years ago.

Cheltenham College, Oxford Room [The Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3EP]

The windows are no longer in place – relocated or destroyed? Copy of college guide 1931 held, which has black and white photographs of the windows - Bell & Beckham credited. The windows are actually of three lights – see ‘Bell & Beckham articles‘ for full description of subject matter.

Chapel of All Hallows, Community House, Ditchingham [All Hallows Convent, Belsey Bridge Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2DT]*

The five aisle windows were installed in 1897 the others in 1898.

Five aisle windows: St Katharine – St Etheldreda – St Theresa – St Elisabeth Of Hungary – St Margaret Of Cartona

See other catalogue listing below.

Christ College, Blackheath [4 St German’s Place, London SE3 ONJ]

Now Blackheath Nursery and Prepatory School,

The Chapel is now the Library and the window is still in place.

Chapel of All Hallows, Community HOuse, Ditchingham [All Hallows Convent, Belsey Bridge Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk NR35 2DT]

See other catalogue listing above.

Charfield Church*

There are two Churches in Charfield – St James’ and St Johns’ – no Bell and Beckham glass.

Dover Church*

Unable to trace

Eton College Chapel [Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 6DB]*

Unable to identify.

Farm Street Church [The Jesuit Church Of The Immaculate Conception, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair, London W1K 3AH]*

No information in Church indices, however, boxes full of information available to review.

Graemeshall Chapel, Orkney, N.B. [Graemeshall House, Holm, Orkney, Scotland]*

Huytesbury Church, Wilts [St Peter & St Paul, Heytesbury, Wiltshire]*

See also catalogue entry for Huytesbury Church, Wilts below)

Hundleby Church, Lincoln

Holy Trinity Church, Portsea

The Church was destroyed by bombs in 1941.

Horsington Church, Parkstone, Somerset

There is an error in the catalogue listing. Should be St John The Baptist, Horsington, Somerset, BA8 OEG. (see listing for Horsington Church below)

Huytesbury Church, Wilts [St Peter & St Paul, Heytesbury, Wiltshire]*

(See also catalogue entry for Haylesbury Church, Wilts above)

Horsington Church, Bath [St John The Baptist, Horsington, Somerset, BA8 OEG]

(see listing for Horsington Church above)

Holy Trinity Church, Barnes [162 Castlenau, Barnes, London, SW13 9ET]

Window destroyed by bomb blast in WWII. ‘1893 Tracery only – Firm Bell & Beckham – HIS & ornament. (Window was Jesus at the tomb of Lazarus, destroyed 1940)’ Church Stained Glass Windows recorded by Robert Eberhard Oct 2006.

Homburg, Germany

Correspondence held with Bad Homburg Town archivist – unable to identify the location (Church?) in question.

I have the original Bell & Beckham ‘cartoon’ for this window.

Hemyock Church, Collompton, Devon [St Mary, Hemyock, Collompton, Devon, EX15]*

Holy Trinity Chruch, Paddington

“Paddington, Holy Trinity, Bishop’s Road (1846) (now Bishop’s Bridge Road) closed 1971. Spire demolished in 1972, rest 1984. Redundant and demolished 1980’s.”

Holy Trinity Chruch, Harrow [Holy Trinity Wealdstone, 1a Headstone Lane, Wealdstone, Harrow, HA3 5QX]

The church warden advised that the windows were installed in 1881 – the decoration of the Chancel is no longer visible and painted over several times. “It Is Finished”

Heath Church, Chesterfield [All Saints Church, Heath, Derbyshire]

“In my trouble I have prepared for the house of The Lord and thou mayest add thereto arise and be doing and the Lord be with them In loving memory of Septimus Naylor who departed this life July 8th 1868 aged 74 years”

“I have chosen and sanctified this house that my name may be there for ever and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually In loving memory of Mary Naylor who departed this life August 11th 1889 aged 88 years”

Lyme Regis Church [St Michael The Archangel, Church Road, Lyme Regis, Dorset]*

“Jesus saith unto him Feed my sheep”

Lawhitton Church, Cornwall

St Michael, Lawhitton, Cornwall, PL15 9NQ*

Church guide – Adoration of Shepherds: Fisher of men: Faith, Hope, Charity

There are two other windows in the Church not listed in the firm’s catalogue: The Ascension & St Michael : Gabriel

Leslie Church, Fife*

These windows have been relocated to Christ’s Kirk, Pitcoudie Avenue, Glenrothes, Scotland KY7 6SU

Lapworth Church [St Mary The Virgin, Lapworth, Warwickshire, B94 5NX ]*

Correspondence with Church – ‘the only Victorian stained glass is in the North aisle.’ There is only one two light window in the North aisle – male and female subjects – possible Saints, but does not look like the work of Bell and Beckham.

Little Dunham, Swaffam [St Margaret’s Church, Sporle Road, Little Dunham, PE32 2DQ]*

Unable to identify window

Letcombe Bassett Church [Probably St Michael & All Angels, Gramps Hill, Letcombe Bassett, Oxfordshire, OX12 9NB]*

Unable to identify windows

Long Ditton Church [St Mary’s Church, Church Road, Long Ditton, Surrey, KT6]*

The East window was replaced in 1950 after the original window was damaged during WW2.

Marston Church

Unable to identify this Church

Ringsfield Church, Beccles [All Saints Church, Ringsfield, (near Beccles), Suffolk]

St Mary's, Upper Edmonton

‘St Mary's Church was an Anglican church in Fore Street, Upper Edmonton, Middlesex, England. It was designed by William Butterfield, consecrated in 1884 and demolished in 1957.’

St Mary Magdalene Church, Enfield [Windmill Hill, Enfield, Middlesex EN2 7AJ]*

See Bell & Beckham articles

St Mary Rotherhithe, Rotherhithe [St Marychurch Street, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 4JE]

  1. East Window – St. Mary and Cherubin

The East Window in place is The Assumption of the Virgin Mary – Bell & Beckham window in place before?

1876 – William Butterfield involved with interior of Church

St Mary’s Church, Emmorton, U.S.A. [St Mary’s Episcopal Church, One Saint Mary’s Church Road, Abingdon, MD, 21009-165, U S A]

St Mary’s Church, Warwick [possibly: Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick, Church Street, Warwick CV34]*

St Mary’s Church, Chartham [The Green, Chartham, Kent, CT4 7JW]

The East window in place (2007) is of four lights depicting scenes from Jesus’ life: The Annunciation – The Nativity – Adoration of the Shepherds – Adoration of the Magi: installed in the late 1890’s the window does not look like the work of Bell & Beckham.

St Margaret’s Church, Oxford [19 St Margaret’s Road, 19 St Margaret’s Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6RX]*

Single light – The Good Shepherd

St Margaret’s Convent, East Grinstead [St Michael’s Road, off Moat Road, East Grinstead, Sussex ]*

The Convent has now been converted into private housing. There are eight large windows in the Chapel – four in the North wall and four in the South wall. The window in the sanctuary is three lights: St Margaret – B V Mary – Jesus.

ST. MARGARET’S, KINGSLAND, PLYMOUTH Two lights – The Annunciation and Nativity Correspondence held – unable to identify the Church or Kingsland

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, PORTSMOUTH Two lights – The Annunciation Two sixfoils – SS. Peter and John The Church was destroyed by bombs in World War II.

ST. MICHAEL’S CHURCH, PORTSMOUTH – continued The Church was destroyed by bombs in World War II.

ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, BOURNEMOUTH St Augustin’s Church, Cemetery Junction, Bournemouth, Hampshire BH2 6NU – Correspondence held See Bell & Beckham articles

ST. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCH, KENSINGTON St Augustine of Canterbury, 117 Queen’s Gate, London, SW7 5LW See ‘Bell & Beckham articles’ – Bell & Beckham credited for North or South aisle tile paintings. I am certain that the firm were responsible for the North aisle tiles (due to art work etc). Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden: Noah and his family offering thanks after their rescue in the Ark: The Tower of Bable: Abraham preparing to sacrifice his son Isaac: Moses striking water from a rock during the wanderings in the wilderness: Moses rescuing the Israelites from a plague of serpents: The Queen of Sheba bringing greetings to King Solomon: John the Baptist preparing for the Coming of Jesus. The Transfiguration is no longer visible – see ‘Bell & Beckham articles’ Not listed in the firm’s catalogue: stained glass window – Solomon and Sheba (two lights - BSMGP Journal 1996 p29).

St Peter’s Church Bushey Heath [High Road, Bushey Heath, Hertfordshire WD23 1EA]*

  • East window – The Crucifixion Decoration of Reredos – Angels etc
  • See Bell & Beckham articles

    St. Paul's, Hempstead

    Closed June 1962

    St Cross, Winchester [St Cross Hospital, St Cross Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9SD]*

    The East window is St Paul (see also: Church stained glass windows recorded by Robert Eberhard)

    South aisle windows no longer in place.

    St Paul’s Church, Kensington [Onslow Square, London SW7]

    Correspondence held

    St Paul’s Church, Worcester [St Paul’s Street, Worcester, WR1 2BH]*

    St John The Evangelist, Sidcup [Church Road, Sidcup, Kent, DA14 6BX]*

    The window is in the Lady Chapel – The Church guide describes it as ‘Jesus in the manger’. Three other windows in the Lady Chapel are probably the work of Bell & Beckham. Robert Eberhard (Church Stained Glass Windows) ‘….it was obvious all the Sch windows were by the same firm…….the catalogue did not have a page 13, on which I am sure the other windows would be listed….Nativity – Flight into Egypt – Holy Family – Christ and Doctors.

    St. Barnabas Church, Rotherhithe

    The church was declared redundant. It was then used as boys' club. It was subject to a demolition order in 1966 but the marriage register continued to 1975, so the actual demolition date is unknown although correspondence on file suggests it had gone by 1969.

    St. Christopher's School, Eastbourne*

    Demolished in 1964

    St. Andrew's Church, Aberdeen*

    Unable to identify Church

    St Michael & All Angels Church, Wigan [Duke Street Wigan, Lancashire, WN1 2BJ]*

    Unable to identify & may be painted over

    St Augustine's Chruch, Dudley [St Augustine of Hippo, Holly Hall, Dudley, West Midlands, DY2 0TD]

    Church records: window installed 1886. ‘I am the Good shepherd’ - ‘I lay down my life for the sheep’ – ‘Feed my sheep’

    St. Kitts, West Indies

    St Peter’s Church, Lutterworth [Claybrooke Parva, Lecicestershire, LE17 5AE]*

    St Peter’s Church, Parkstone [Church Road, Parkstone, Dorset]

    The Church guide: East window subject ‘Gloria in Excelsis.’ This window does not look like the work of Bell and Beckham.

    St. Andrew's Church, Whitchurch

    Unable to identify the Church

    Saint Faith’s Church, Parkstone

    Correspondence – unable to trace the Church – there was a Saint Faith’s children home, St Peter’s Road, Parkstone

    Ledberg Vicarage, Yorks

    Unable to trace – Correspondence sent.

    Stapleford Church [Church of St Mary, Berwick Road, Stapleford, Wiltshire, SP3 4LN]

    See ‘Bell & Beckham articles’

    See listing below

    School Chapel, Eastbourne [Eastbourne College, Old Wish Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN21 4JX]

    Copy held of ‘Stained Glass Windows In Eastbourne College Chapel 1990’. The two single light windows are probably St. Stephen & St. Paul. The college website has a picture showing decoration of the Chapel walls – visit needed

    Stapleford Church [Church of St Mary, Berwick Road, Stapleford, Wiltshire, SP3 4LN]

    See ‘Bell & Beckham articles’ and listing above.

    Salisbury Cathedral [6 The Close, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 2EJ]

    Not listed in the firm’s catalogue: “While most of the glass in S19 appears to be of 19th Century date (the work of Bell & Beckham for G. E. Street)’ - see ‘Bell & Beckham articles’

    Stockport Church

    Unable to identify Church etc – Correspondence sent

    Tisbury Church, Wilts [St John the Baptist, Tisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6AZ]

    Toowoomba Church, Queensland, Australia [St James’ Church, Corner of Mort Street and Russell Street, Toowoomba, Queensland 4350, Australia]


    Unitarian Church, Brighton [Brighton Unitarian Church, New Road, Brighton, Sussex, BN1 1UP]

    Wimborbe Minster [High Street, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 IHT]*

    Wakefield Chapel [Possibly Chantry Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Wakefield Bridge]*

    Osborne House, Isle of Wight*

    The Royal Collection St James’ Palace – Stained glass windows destroyed by fire in 1922

    The Hostel of God, Clapham [Trinity Hospice, 30 Clapham Common North Side, London SW4 0RN]*

    Aveling Church

    Unable to trace Aveling

    Altrinchm Church*

    Unable to trace

    Aberich Church

    Unable to trace

    Queen Anne’s Mansions

    Probably Queen Anne’s Mansions, Petty France, Westminster, London – demolished in 1973.

    Queens Tower, Sheffield [East Bank Road, Central Sheffield, S2]

    Queens Tower was converted to flats in 2004 & no stained glass in place.

    Trosley Towers

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