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Magdalen College Chapel of Saints John and James

A Grade II* Listed Building in Brackley, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.0284 / 52°1'42"N

Longitude: -1.1473 / 1°8'50"W

OS Eastings: 458598

OS Northings: 237003

OS Grid: SP585370

Mapcode National: GBR 8VS.YJX

Mapcode Global: VHCWK.28BX

Plus Code: 9C4W2VH3+83

Entry Name: Magdalen College Chapel of Saints John and James

Listing Date: 22 April 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040573

English Heritage Legacy ID: 233831

ID on this website: 101040573

Location: Brackley, West Northamptonshire, NN13

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Brackley

Built-Up Area: Brackley

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Brackley

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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(East Side)
Magdalen College Chapel
of Saints John and James
SP 5836 1/37 22.4.50.
SP 5837 2/37
Founded by Robert ("Le Bossu") Earl of Leicester, who died in 1168, as the chapel
of St John's Hospital (see Doyle, Off Baronage II, 336). Now used as Magdalen
College School Chapel. Nave of ashlar and coursed rubble with a tower on the
north-west. The west end exterior has a reset C12 door with, above it, a 3-light
C13 window on each side of which are moulded niches each with a seated figure;
the top of this gable end has been rebuilt. The whole chapel was restored in
1746 and (twice) in C19. The work done at the latter time for Canon Thickness,
vicar, by a Mr Buckeridge, architect, is described in "A History of Brackley"
by A Green, 1869.

Listing NGR: SP5859837003

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