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Description: Uppingham School Chapel
Date Listed: 10 November 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 186745
OS Grid Reference: SP8650499620
OS Grid Coordinates: 486504, 299620
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5875, -0.7246
SP 8699-8799 UPPINGHAM
10.11.55 Uppingham School:
Chapel. 1865 by G E Street, west galilee late C19, War Memorial Chapel c.1922 by
E Newton, north wall partly removed and chapel substantially enlarged to north 1965 by
Seely and Paget. Of coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings. Slate roof with
coped gables and decorative ridge tiles. Gothic Revival. Five-bay nave and 2-bay
chancel beneath one roof. South side divided by massive buttresses. Geometric
tracery to windows, each one slightly different. North-west vaulted porch linking
chapel with school room and round stair turret with traceried bell stage and conical
roof. Wheel window to west. West galilee added to house marble statue of Edward
Thring (headmaster) by Thomas Brock, 1892, now in north east porch of 1965, leading to
north extension lit by full-length full-width window. Interior of chapel now mainly
C20 in character but retaining fine roof and west gallery of 1865. War Memorial
Chapel at south west corner in form of miniature "chapter house", octagonal in plan
with a patterned lead pyramidal roof punctuated by 2-light traceried gabled dormers,
and with richly decorated interior: walls with blind tracery listing names of World
War I fallen (including E H Brittain, brother of the writer) and highly enriched cove,
cornice and lantern.
Listing NGR: SP8650499620
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Source: English Heritage
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