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Date Listed: 24 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 249786
OS Grid Reference: SU5183799505
OS Grid Coordinates: 451837, 199505
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6919, -1.2515
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RADLEY ST. PETER'S COLLEGE
Chapel. 1893-4 by Sir T.G. Jackson: C20 vestries. Banded English bond, red and
orange brick, with limestone ashlar dressings; gabled old tile roof. Late Gothic
Revival style. Perpendicular-style east window: terracotta foiled and
Perpendicular blind tracery above and below: flanking shafts and finial of
crocketed ogee arch are continued as crocketed pinnacles: east gable also has
crenellated parapet of brick and stone chequer work. String course links offset
corner buttresses and wall buttresses of 6-bay side walls: depressed ogee-arches
over 4-light windows with elaborately-traceried heads. Similar west gable wall
and window: very fine French Gothic-style bell turret. Entry through fine
doorway in west bay via cloister walk to north (q.v.). Interior: magnificent C15
Flemish carved and gilded wood altarpiece brought to St. Peter's College by its
founder, Canon Sewell, in 1847. Terracotta trefoiled blind arches over sedilia.
Many fittings, including benches, with cusped back-panels, and organ loft, were
brought to the old chapel from Cologne in 1847. Cusped tie-beam roof. Monuments:
Boer an memorial with figures of St. George and the Dragon: Elizabethan-style
aedicule memorial to fallen of First World War. Stained glass: east window by
Burlison and Gryls. The Flemish altarpiece is the most important item in the
chapel and designing around it entailed the high position of the east window.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.197; T.D. Raikes, Fifty Years of St. Peter's
College, 1897, pp.181-7, 11-12; Patrick Drysdale, Radley, 1985, p.16).
Listing NGR: SU5183799505
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