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Chapel at Charterhouse School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Godalming, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.1962 / 51°11'46"N

Longitude: -0.6204 / 0°37'13"W

OS Eastings: 496494

OS Northings: 145015

OS Grid: SU964450

Mapcode National: GBR FCV.ZY9

Mapcode Global: VHFVT.66C9

Entry Name: Chapel at Charterhouse School

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Last Amended: 1 February 1991

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1352726

English Heritage Legacy ID: 291425

Location: Godalming, Waverley, Surrey, GU7

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Godalming

Built-Up Area: Godalming

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Godalming

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

SU 94 SE and SU 9645 SW
(south side, off)
2/149 and 5/149
Chapel at Charterhouse
16.1.81 School (formerly listed
under Charterhouse road)

School chapel. 1927 by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott. Bargate rubblestone brought to
course with ashlar dressings; plain tile roof. ll-bay nave and chancel in one
with eastern apse. In modified Gothic style with Arts and Crafts detail. Tall
building, the apparent height increased by having 5 very narrow gabled window
bays to each side holding tall single lancets and alternating with wide bays,
blank except for low square-headed windows at ground level, below offset, and
balustraded balconies near the top leading to lights in the splayed flanks of
the window-bay gables. Four octagonal corner turrets. One-storey porch wings
at each corner have good carved detail to doorways. In eastern apse, grouped
lancets below a large rose window. At west end, three tall lancets in a large
round-arched recess with door below. High-pitched roof with rounded hip over
apse. Interior: large aisleless open space, the walls smooth-rendered and with
ashlar dressings. Oak wainscoting at lower level with pointed-arched panels and
arcaded canopy. Elaborate carved oak organ case in centre at either side.
Raised apse with carved stone reredos pierced for light from stained glass
window. Raised west end bay with side screens, furnished as memorial chapel for
the two world wars. Three doorways at west end, carved and moulded. Roof
barrel-vaulted having flat ribs with hollow chamfers and roll-moulded arrises.
A rich building of inspired design and meticulous craftsmanship both inside and

Listing NGR: SU9649445015

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 5 December 2016.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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