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Wellington School War Memorial Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Wellington, Somerset

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246218

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487378

Location: Wellington, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA21

County: Somerset

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

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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

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 16 June 2017.

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