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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
Plus Code: 9F4297X7+6R
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
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 (Walsingham House)
(formerly listed as part of Residences incorporating remains of Infirmary including 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 undercroft. 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 two 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 three 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 and 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
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