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Shrewsbury School Chapel

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.704 / 52°42'14"N

Longitude: -2.7631 / 2°45'47"W

OS Eastings: 348531

OS Northings: 312087

OS Grid: SJ485120

Mapcode National: GBR BJ.2LFY

Mapcode Global: WH8BT.J9FD

Plus Code: 9C4VP63P+JP

Entry Name: Shrewsbury School Chapel

Listing Date: 19 September 1972

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271376

English Heritage Legacy ID: 455074

Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Shrewsbury

Built-Up Area: Shrewsbury

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Shrewsbury St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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653-1/14/87 (North West side)
19/09/72 Shrewsbury School Chapel


School chapel. 1887. Sir Arthur Blomfield. Rock faced red
sandstone with gold sandstone dressings and plain tiled roof.
Nave with western narthex and chancel with chapels north and
south of chancel.
EXTERIOR: west front with narthex linking 2 polygonal turrets,
and plate-traceried triple-stepped lancet window, with
Y-tracery in the outer lights, and low relief roundels in the
spandrels. Nave divided into 5 bays by buttresses: shallow
north and south gabled porches, and stepped triple lancet
windows with hoodmoulds over. Arcaded lancets in 2 tiers with
rose window over, in north and south walls of chapels, more
richly decorated to south. Tower in eastern angle of chapel
and chancel to south, octagonal with traceried bell chamber
lights. Triple lancet east window, with quatrefoil panels
between the lights.
INTERIOR: single-span keeled roof over aisleless nave, with
wrought-iron trusses springing from angel corbels. Western
gallery, incorporating in screen C17 panelling removed from
old school building (Library, Castle Gates (qv)). Pews and
dado panelling installed in the 1890s. Steeply arched Early
English chancel arch with clustered shafts now painted, but
formerly of exposed black Purbeck marble and white stone.
Sedilia and reredos in chancel, the reredos with inlaid
coloured marble, and low relief in alabaster. Paired arches to
chapels each side, one containing organ, the other a gallery.
STAINED GLASS: south and east windows by Kempe, employing
medieval narrative style for lives of saints, scenes from the
history of the school.

Listing NGR: SJ4853112087

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