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Lancing College, the Chapel, Lancing

Description: Lancing College, the Chapel

Grade: I
Date Listed: 12 October 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 297259

OS Grid Reference: TQ1960806609
OS Grid Coordinates: 519608, 106609
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8466, -0.3024

Location: The Dr, Lancing, West Sussex BN15 0RN

Locality: Lancing
Local Authority: Adur District Council
County: West Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN15 0RN

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Listing Text

2/8 Lancing College, the Chapel

The previous listing date shall be amended to read: 12/10/54


TQ 10 NE
25.10.54 Lancing College, the
Designed by R H Carpenter in 1868. The Master Builder was William Blackford Woodard,
the third son of the founder, Nathaniel Woodard. It is built of stone from a quarry
belonging to the College at Saynes Hill in Sussex. C13 French Gothic style. The
crypt, which is above ground, was built between 1871 and 1877 and served as the
College Chapel until 1911. In 1882 foundations were laid for a tower (unbuilt) at the
south-west corner of the building. The main portion of the Chapel was finished in
1911. It consists of an apse and 10 bays. Central portion with aisles. Great
buttresses flank the windows of the aisles. Over the roof of the aisles double flying
buttresses connect the buttresses below to the walls of the main building. Balustrade
of pointed arcading. Slate roof. The west wall with its great rose window was
completed between 1960 and 1975. Architect, S E Dykes-Bower. The stalls were
designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1851 and moved here from Eton College Chapel in
1923. Nathaniel Woodard, the founder of the College was buried in the chapel in 1891
in a chantry-like tomb. So is his son, William Woodard. The War Memorial Cloister on
the south side was designed by Temple Moore and added in 1920-7. The whole is a
particularly fine example of Gothic Revival building. Illustrated in the Builder
pps 944-5 1868.

Listing NGR: TQ1961206608

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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