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Chapel at Rugby School, Rugby

Description: Chapel at Rugby School

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 October 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 308454

OS Grid Reference: SP5021474957
OS Grid Coordinates: 450214, 274957
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3704, -1.2639

Locality: Rugby
Local Authority: Rugby Borough Council
County: Warwickshire
Country: England
Postcode: CV22 6BU

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Listing Text

(East Side)
Chapel at Rugby School
(Formerly listed in
Lawrence Sheriff Street)
SP 5074 NW 2/66 11.10.49.


1872 by William Butterfield in red brick with stone dressings. Tall nave, chancel
and wide transepts. Low narrow aisles rebuilt 1897. South-east tower has octagonal
belfry with pyramidal roof.
Interior with elaborate painted roof contains canopied stalls to west end, 1882
mosaic to east end apse, C16 stained glass from Normandy and Netherlands, C19 stained
glass by Willement, Hardman and Morris.
Monuments with effigies to Dr James 1824 by Chantry, Dr Wool 1833 by R Westmacott
the Younger, Dr Arnold 1844 by John Thomas, Dean Stanley 1884 by Boehm. Many memorial
tablets to famous Rugbeians, including Arthur Hugh Clough, Rupert Brooke, etc.
Grated partly for historical interest.

The Chapel and War Memorial Chapel at Rugby School form a group with New and old Quad
Buildings. School House and Doctor's Wall at Rugby School Lawrence Sheriff Street.

Listing NGR: SP5021574961

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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