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Magdalen College Chapel of Saints John and James, Brackley

Description: Magdalen College Chapel of Saints John and James

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 233831

OS Grid Reference: SP5859837003
OS Grid Coordinates: 458598, 237003
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0284, -1.1473

Location: 5 High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire NN13 7DS

Locality: Brackley
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN13 7DS

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Magdalen College Chapel
of Saints John and James
SP 5836 1/37 22.4.50.
SP 5837 2/37
Founded by Robert ("Le Bossu") Earl of Leicester, who died in 1168, as the chapel
of St John's Hospital (see Doyle, Off Baronage II, 336). Now used as Magdalen
College School Chapel. Nave of ashlar and coursed rubble with a tower on the
north-west. The west end exterior has a reset C12 door with, above it, a 3-light
C13 window on each side of which are moulded niches each with a seated figure;
the top of this gable end has been rebuilt. The whole chapel was restored in
1746 and (twice) in C19. The work done at the latter time for Canon Thickness,
vicar, by a Mr Buckeridge, architect, is described in "A History of Brackley"
by A Green, 1869.

Listing NGR: SP5859837003

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Source: English Heritage

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