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Latitude: 50.9758 / 50°58'32"N
Longitude: -3.2262 / 3°13'34"W
OS Eastings: 314004
OS Northings: 120315
OS Grid: ST140203
Mapcode National: GBR LW.LSK1
Mapcode Global: FRA 464J.LXN
Plus Code: 9C2RXQGF+8G
Entry Name: Wellington School War Memorial Chapel
Listing Date: 6 December 2000
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1246218
English Heritage Legacy ID: 487378
Location: Wellington, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA21
Civil Parish: Wellington
Built-Up Area: Wellington
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
Church of England Parish: Wellington St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Bath and Wells
ST1420 SOUTH STREET
759/2/10004 Wellington School
06-DEC-00 Wellington School War Memorial Chapel
School chapel. 1928-31; by C. H. Biddulph-Pinchard. Irregular bond red brick with stone dressings. Flat roof concealed behind parapet.
PLAN: Rectangular single-cell chapel with altar at the west end and choir stalls and organ in gallery over entrance vestibule at east end.
Perpendicular Tudor style.
EXTERIOR: Six-bay north and south sides with 3-light Perpendicular traceried 4-centred arch windows with buttresses between with tall crocketed pinnacles; moulded stone plinth weathering and string below parapet. The west [liturgical east] end has a larger 5-light 2-centred arch window with reticulated tracery, flanked by buttresses and a statue niche above surmounted by a stone cross. At east [liturgical west] end a Tudor arch door in a moulded stone frame, with a stone plaque above and flanked by iron lamps.
INTERIOR: Richly decorated interior with finely traceried carved wooden wall panels with elaborately decorated canopies made of moulded plaster, all painted and guilded, the panels with names of old boys killed in the First World War. Similarly decorated galleried choir stalls and organ loft over entrance and canopied reredos. Carved stone altar. Carved bench ends and carved traceried stall fronts. Roof has series of carved and moulded tie-beams on corbels, supporting a panelled roof with moulded ribs, all painted and guilded. The carving by F.J. Hunt of Henlade, Taunton.
SOURCES Horwood, D., Welling ton School Chapel, from the beginning.
Listing NGR: ST1400420315
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