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A Grade II Listed Building in Marlborough, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4175 / 51°25'3"N

Longitude: -1.7374 / 1°44'14"W

OS Eastings: 418356

OS Northings: 168753

OS Grid: SU183687

Mapcode National: GBR 4X7.5JV

Mapcode Global: VHB46.TMVQ

Plus Code: 9C3WC797+22

Entry Name: Chapel

Listing Date: 21 October 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259061

English Heritage Legacy ID: 446150

ID on this website: 101259061

Location: Marlborough, Wiltshire, SN8

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Marlborough

Built-Up Area: Marlborough

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

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SU 1868 5/114
1883-6. Architects Bodley and Garner (D N B suggests this was largely Garner's
work). Replaced chapel built by Blore in 1840's. Sarsen hammer-dressed stone
with Bath stone courses. Pitched tile roof. Aisleless, 1 storey above dado.
8 bay nave and 2-bay chancel with polygonal apse, and low vestries requiring
flying butresses to abut chevet vaulting. Otherwise ordinary butresses, and
3 narrow pilasters at corners of apse, each crowned by an angel. Open bell turret
over east end of nave, surmounted by fleche. Delicate C14-style bar tracery.
Interior has pointed wooden barrel vault on stone transverse arches, themselves
corbelled at from deeply moulded wall arcade framing windows, and taken on applied
half columns. Deeply moulded chancel arch to narrow chancel which has delicate
pattern of ribs in vault. Chancel arch flanked by much lower entrances to vestries.
Below dado are an excellent series of paintings by Spencer Stanhope (1872-9),
done for Blore's chapel, and framed by delicate C15-style panelling. Good benches
and stalls placed longitudinally.
C House, B House, The Museum Block, The Arcade, The Bradleian Building, The North
Block, the Porter's Lodge, gates and railings, the Chapel, and A House form a group. and railinzs _the ChaDel, and A House fonn a +rouD.]

Listing NGR: SU1836768756

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