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King's College, Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2048 / 52°12'17"N

Longitude: 0.1165 / 0°6'59"E

OS Eastings: 544728

OS Northings: 258396

OS Grid: TL447583

Mapcode National: GBR L79.L9P

Mapcode Global: VHHK2.YVY5

Entry Name: King's College, Chapel

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1139003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 47164

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2

County: Cambridgeshire

District: Cambridge

Town: Cambridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cambridge

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Cambridge St Edward King and Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

KING'S COLLEGE
1.
942
Chapel
TL 4458 SE 6/267 26.4.50.
I
2.
The Chapel was built between 1446 and 1515, and the glass was added between
1515 and 1531. The woodwork was made between 1532 and 1575. The building
is an outstanding example of the craftsmanship of the period and all the
fittings are noteworthy. The fan-vault of the roof was designed and built
by John Wastell, master-mason 1512-15. The timber roof was built by Martin
Prentice and Richard Russel 1508-15; it is of 24 bays. The East end and
altar were remodelled in the general internal restoration of 1968. There
are several good C16 doors with fine locks and other iron fittings. C18
font. The windows form one of the finest and most complete sets of late
medieval stained glass in Europe. The side-chapel glass is, however, mostly
modern. Brass eagle lectern, early C16 with candle sconces added by Butterfield
and a base by Rattee in 1854. Organ by Renee Harris, 1688. Screen of magnificent
oak carving, 1533-36 with the central doors of 1636. Choir stalls of oak,
1533-6. The Chapel was paved with marble 1702 and Portland stone 1775.
Monument to John Churchill, only son of Duke of Marlborough, died 1702.
(RCHM).


Listing NGR: TL4472858395

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