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Chapel at Sedbergh School

A Grade II* Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3204 / 54°19'13"N

Longitude: -2.5273 / 2°31'38"W

OS Eastings: 365796

OS Northings: 491770

OS Grid: SD657917

Mapcode National: GBR BLSH.M1

Mapcode Global: WH944.4NSS

Plus Code: 9C6V8FCF+43

Entry Name: Chapel at Sedbergh School

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Last Amended: 18 October 1999

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384171

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484603

Location: Sedbergh, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Built-Up Area: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD6591 LOFTUS HILL, Sedbergh Town
162-1/20/406 (West side)
14/06/84 Chapel at Sedbergh School
(Formerly Listed as:
Chapel at Sedbergh School)


School chapel. 1897, by Paley and Austin. Snecked yellow
sandstone with some sandstone ashlar, stone slate roofs.
Perpendicular style. Nave and chancel in one vessel, with low
north and south aisles, full-height north and south transepts
(that on the north side coupled with a porch), and a fleche at
the crossing; addition to west end of nave.
EXTERIOR: the 7-bay nave has 6 square-headed 2-light windows
with cusped lights and low brattished transoms, a weathered
string course stepped over the windows, and an ashlar parapet
stepped up at the ends; and a 5-light west window above a
single-storey flat-roofed extension. The low aisles have small
widely-spaced 2-light windows with ogee-headed lights, and at
the west end of the north aisle is a prominent gabled porch
with diagonal buttresses and a parapet with swept ridged
coping, which has a round-headed doorway with moulded
surround, and a statue in a niche with brattished top
surmounted by a cross breaking through the parapet. The
transepts each have a tall 3-light transomed window with
Perpendicular tracery in the head (that in the north transept
with blocked lower lights); in the west angle of the north
transept is a 2-storey aisle which has a doorway like the
other and a cross-window above, and in the east angle of the
south transept (and continuous with it) is a low gabled vestry
which has an arched doorway to the left and a 2-light window
to the right. (This transept has a ridge chimney.) The
chancel, with weathered buttresses, has a 3-light window in
the north side and a large 5-light east window with
Perpendicular tracery in the head. Large octagonal fleche with
open arcading and ogival cap to the turret.
INTERIOR: low aisle arcades of segmental arches with cavetto
moulding dying into the piers; tall 2-bay arcade to north
transept in similar style; open timber roof with arch bracing;
chancel with sedilia and piscina, carved reredos; stained
glass by Kempe.
Forms group with associated boundary wall and railings (qv).

Listing NGR: SD6579791772

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