Uppingham School, Chapel


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Listed Building
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Statutory Address:
Chapel, Uppingham School


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Statutory Address:
Chapel, Uppingham School

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

Rutland (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SP 86504 99620


SP 8699-8799 4/8

UPPINGHAM Uppingham School, Chapel


GV II* Chapel. 1865 by G.E Street, west galilee late C19, War Memorial Chapel c.1922 by E. Newton, north wall partly removed and chapel substantially enlarged to north 1965 by Seely and Paget. Of coursed squared stone with ashlar dressings. Slate roof with coped gables and decorative ridge tiles. Gothic Revival.

Five bay nave and two bay chancel beneath one roof. South side divided by massive buttresses. Geometric tracery to windows, each one slightly different. North west vaulted porch linking chapel with school room and round stair turret with traceried bell stage and conical roof. Wheel window to west. West galilee added to house marble statue of Edward Thring (headmaster) by Thomas Brock, 1892, now in north east porch of 1965, leading to north extension lit by full-length full-width window.

Interior of chapel now mainly C20 in character but retaining fine roof and west gallery of 1865. War Memorial Chapel at south west corner in form of miniature "chapter house", octagonal in plan with a patterned lead pyramidal roof punctuated by two-light traceried gabled dormers, and with richly decorated interior: walls with blind tracery listing names of World War I fallen (including E.H Brittain, brother of the writer) and highly enriched cove, cornice and lantern.

Listing NGR: SP8650499620

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Register. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 27 October 2017.


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War Memorials Register, accessed 27 October 2017 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/58388


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 10 May 2006
Reference: IOE01/15325/18
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Peter J Ellis. Source Historic England Archive
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