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Lancing College, the Chapel

A Grade I Listed Building in Lancing, West Sussex

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Latitude: 50.8467 / 50°50'47"N

Longitude: -0.3024 / 0°18'8"W

OS Eastings: 519608

OS Northings: 106610

OS Grid: TQ196066

Mapcode National: GBR HM6.VRL

Mapcode Global: FRA B68V.L1Z

Plus Code: 9C2XRMWX+M2

Entry Name: Lancing College, the Chapel

Listing Date: 12 October 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286548

English Heritage Legacy ID: 297259

Location: Lancing, Adur, West Sussex, BN15

County: West Sussex

Civil Parish: Lancing

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: Lancing St James the Less

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 08/01/2013

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Lancing College, the

Designed by R H Carpenter in 1868. The Master Builder was William Blackford Woodard,
the third son of the founder, Nathaniel Woodard. It is built of stone from a quarry
belonging to the College at Saynes Hill in Sussex. C13 French Gothic style. The
crypt, which is above ground, was built between 1871 and 1877 and served as the
College Chapel until 1911. In 1882 foundations were laid for a tower (unbuilt) at the
south-west corner of the building. The main portion of the Chapel was finished in
1911. It consists of an apse and 10 bays. Central portion with aisles. Great
buttresses flank the windows of the aisles. Over the roof of the aisles double flying
buttresses connect the buttresses below to the walls of the main building. Balustrade
of pointed arcading. Slate roof. The west wall with its great rose window was
completed between 1960 and 1975. Architect, S E Dykes-Bower. The stalls were
designed by Sir Gilbert Scott in 1851 and moved here from Eton College Chapel in
1923. Nathaniel Woodard, the founder of the College was buried in the chapel in 1891
in a chantry-like tomb. So is his son, William Woodard. The War Memorial Cloister on
the south side was designed by Temple Moore and added in 1920-7. The whole is a
particularly fine example of Gothic Revival building. Illustrated in the Builder
pps 944-5 1868.

Listing NGR: TQ1961206608

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 6 December 2016.

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