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Description: Chapel at St Edmund's College (Rc) (At North End of Main Building)
Date Listed: 24 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 161027
OS Grid Reference: TL3718022128
OS Grid Coordinates: 537180, 222128
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8808, -0.0084
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Old Hall Green
TL 32 SE STANDON CAMBRIDGE ROAD
1/7 Chapel at
St Edmund's College (RC) )
24.1.67 (at N end of Main Building)
(Formerly listed under St Edmund'e
R.C. College, Old Hall Green)
School chapel. 1845-1853 by Augustus Welby Pugin for Bp Thomas Griffiths
(1791-1847), Scholfield Chantry 1862 by Edward Welby Pugin, Lady Chapel
1904, Shrine Chapel 1905, Galilee 1922 by F A Walters. Grey
brick with stone dressings and steep slate roofs. Originally T-
plan with antechapel and very tall buttressed chapel, but without
projected N tower and spire. Scholfield chapel in buff brick and
stone with hipped scalloped slate roof, openwork parapet and
finials at S, linked to antechapel, designed like a C13 shrine
casket. Lady Chapel parallel on N in matching materials with 2-
bay ribbed vault and crocketed aedicule as reredos. Shrine
chapel in base of intended tower. Twin-nave Galilee extending W
from antechapel timber-vaulted, ashlar walled, with 3-light wide
C15 style windows. The Pugin chapel has 5 bays of high
geometrical 3-light windows between gabled buttresses with
offsets. Central buttress on E has a statue of St Edmund in a
niche. 7-light E window. Stained glass by Pugin and Hardman.
That in 1st and 3rd bays replaced after landmine in 2nd World
War. Arched-braced open timber roof, and 2-bay sanctuary with
coffered timber pointed barrel vault on stone corbels. Red, blue
and yellow tiled floor and furnishings by Pugin. Stone reredos
with statues in niches and a central canopy with a Crucifixion in
relief above the pyx. Chapel entered through elaborate Early
English 7-bay and 2-bay deep rood screen or pulpitum with cusped
tracery. Antechapel has Decorated columns with foliate capitals
and a wheel window on the S. (Pevsner (1977) 267).
Listing NGR: TL3718022128
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Source: English Heritage
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