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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
Entry Name: Shrewsbury School Chapel
Listing Date: 19 September 1972
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1271376
English Heritage Legacy ID: 455074
Location: Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3
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
SJ4812SE ASHTON ROAD
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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