KING'S COLLEGE, CHAPEL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1139003
Date first listed:
26-Apr-1950
Statutory Address:
KING'S COLLEGE, CHAPEL

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Location

Statutory Address:
KING'S COLLEGE, CHAPEL

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

County:
Cambridgeshire
District:
Cambridge (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TL 44728 58395

Details

KING'S COLLEGE 1. 942 Chapel TL 4458 SE 6/267 26.4.50. I 2. The Chapel was built between 1446 and 1515, and the glass was added between 1515 and 1531. The woodwork was made between 1532 and 1575. The building is an outstanding example of the craftsmanship of the period and all the fittings are noteworthy. The fan-vault of the roof was designed and built by John Wastell, master-mason 1512-15. The timber roof was built by Martin Prentice and Richard Russel 1508-15; it is of 24 bays. The East end and altar were remodelled in the general internal restoration of 1968. There are several good C16 doors with fine locks and other iron fittings. C18 font. The windows form one of the finest and most complete sets of late medieval stained glass in Europe. The side-chapel glass is, however, mostly modern. Brass eagle lectern, early C16 with candle sconces added by Butterfield and a base by Rattee in 1854. Organ by Renee Harris, 1688. Screen of magnificent oak carving, 1533-36 with the central doors of 1636. Choir stalls of oak, 1533-6. The Chapel was paved with marble 1702 and Portland stone 1775. Monument to John Churchill, only son of Duke of Marlborough, died 1702. (RCHM).

Listing NGR: TL4472858395

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
47164
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Inventory of the Historical Monuments in the City of Cambridge, (1959)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 5 Cambridgeshire,

Legal

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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