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Latitude: 52.3981 / 52°23'52"N
Longitude: 0.2646 / 0°15'52"E
OS Eastings: 554172
OS Northings: 280194
OS Grid: TL541801
Mapcode National: GBR M6H.MQ7
Mapcode Global: VHHJ6.JZQJ
Entry Name: The Painted Chamber (Walsingham House)
Listing Date: 23 September 1950
Last Amended: 19 June 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1126509
English Heritage Legacy ID: 48709
Location: Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB7
District: East Cambridgeshire
Civil Parish: Ely
Built-Up Area: Ely
Traditional County: Cambridgeshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire
Church of England Parish: Ely
Church of England Diocese: Ely
The Painted Chamber
formerly listed as part of
remains of Infirmary including
TL 5479 2/99 Chapel)
The painted Chamber now, a boarding house of King's School was built in
the early C14 by Sacrist Alan of walsingham for his own occupation. It
is built of Carr Stone rubble with Barnaok (or similar) stone dressings
and has much brick patching and brick parapets, The hall was raised above
a vaulted undereroft. On the south side (on Infirmary Lane), there is
a bay of the C12 Infirmary arcade, with richly ornamented arch and capitals.
The east and west fronts are divided by buttresses with splayed internal
angles. The windows are squared, with 2 lights with trefoil arched heads.
The north west corner has angle buttresses rising to an octagonal turret at
parapet level and the north east corner has an octagonal staircase tower
rising above a massive buttress with 3 offsets. A heavy chimney breast
projects on the north side above a-single storey projection with a lean-to
roof. In the interior, at the south end, there is a fine C12 doorway with
a semi-circular tympanum, originally an external doorway leading from the
north aisle of the Infirmary to the monks cemetery
The Dark Cloister, Powcher's Hall, the Painted Chamber (Walsingham House),
the Chapel of the Infirmary (Deanery), The Black Hostelry & Cellarers
Chamber and Cellarers House (Boarding House of King's School) form a group.
See also general group description under the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity.
Listing NGR: TL5417280194
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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