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Description: Merton College, Chapel, Front Quadrangle
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245012
OS Grid Reference: SP5169506083
OS Grid Coordinates: 451695, 206083
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7511, -1.2525
Chapel (to North-West
of Front Quadrangle)
SP 5106 SE 9/480B 12.1.54.
The pre-existing church of St John Baptist served as chapel in 1274. Choir
of new chapel built 1290-24 in Wheatley stone with some from Iffley and
Cowley; contains notable stained glass of circa 1300. In 1330-35 the crossing
was built and in 1368 the South transept, the windows of this being altered
in C15. North transept, 1419-25. Bell-Tower built in 1448-51 in Headington
and Taynton stone, Robert Jannyngs being the mason until 1449. West window
is late C15. Chapel restored by Edward Blore, 1838-43 and again by Butterfield
in 1854. The whole re-faced 1970-1.
Listing NGR: SP5168006079
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Source: English Heritage
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