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College Chapel




1699 - 1990


An artificial class, found in a variety of places without, in most cases, any definite provenance. The items have been arranged in sections following the main periods of work on the building, with a separate section for the organ.

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The Chapel makes regular appearances in the audit books and, later on, in the records of the Provost and Fellows and the Bursar. These should be consulted, particularly for the 1840s restoration and the windows by Evie Hone and John Piper. Some alterations were made as part of war memorials. MISC/EMF, dealing with the memorial to the South African War, is particularly useful. There are also many plans, including a series of proposals never carried out.

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Publication note

The architectural history of College Chapel has been much studied, and the following works should be consulted for detailed descriptions: R.C. Austen Leigh, rev. T.P. Connor: Eton Guide H. Maxwell Lyte: History of Eton College, 4th ed. (Macmillan & Co, 1911) A.R.H. Martindale: Early History of the Choir of Eton College Chapel (Society of Antiquaries, 1971) K.E. Selway: The Role of Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, in the polity of the Lancastrian monarchy (unpubl. Oxford D. Phil. Thesis, 1993) R. Willis and J.W. Clark: Architectural History of the University of Cambridge and the Colleges (Cambridge University Press, 1886) For the wall paintings, see: M.R. James: Eton College Chapel, The Wall Paintings (1923) M.R. James and E. Tristram: Wall Paintings in Eton College Chapel... (Walpole Society 17) A.R.H. Martindale: "Wall-paintings in the Chapel of Eton College" in Eton and the Low Countries in the Middle Ages, ed. C. Barrow and N. Saul (Alan Sutton Publishing Ltd 1995) E. Howe et al: Wall Paintings of Eton (Scala, 2012)
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