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Chapel Adjoining South Side of St Mary's School

A Grade II Listed Building in Wantage, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.5868 / 51°35'12"N

Longitude: -1.4259 / 1°25'33"W

OS Eastings: 439873

OS Northings: 187706

OS Grid: SU398877

Mapcode National: GBR 6Y6.DB9

Mapcode Global: VHC12.7CKX

Entry Name: Chapel Adjoining South Side of St Mary's School

Listing Date: 6 December 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1048518

English Heritage Legacy ID: 251234

Location: Wantage, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire, OX12

County: Oxfordshire

District: Vale of White Horse

Civil Parish: Wantage

Built-Up Area: Wantage

Traditional County: Berkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

SU3987 (West side)
7/137 Chapel adjoining S side of
St. Mary's School


School chapel. 1898-9, by Ponting. Flemish bond red brick with limestone ashlar
dressings; old tile roof. Nave with apsidal east end and porch with vestibule to
west. Cross with curved hood mould above pointed multi-chamfered arch over
double-leaf plank doors, which are flanked by 3-light lancet windows. Taller
gable wall behind porch has decorative canopy over carving at apex, above 2
two-light late C13 style windows set in multi-chamfered architraves. Gable wall
of chapel has multi-chamfered pointed arch over blue brick tympanum with
elaborate rose window. Gothic crocketed spire to left. 5-bay side walls have
pointed lancets wtih ashlar band at sill level, and lean-to roof over passage
with Diocletian windows to left. Large offset and gabled buttresses to apsidal
east end, with gabled roofs over late C13 style 2-light windows with ashlar
sills. Gabled roof. Interior: Apse has wooden tierceron-vault. Decorated-style
sedilia and canopies over statues flanking east window. Nave has wall pulpit,
linenfold panelling, original pews flanking central aisle, balcony to west and
barrel-vaulted roof. Vestibule to west framed by chamfered pointed arches;
decorative canopies over statues flanking multi-chamfered pointed arch over
double-leaf doors to chapel; pointed cavetto-moulded doorway to newel stairs on
left. Stained glass windows.
(Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.254).

Listing NGR: SU3987387706

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