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Exeter College Chapel

 

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  • Exeter College Chapel, Oxford

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  • Exeter College Chapel was the first educational religious commission of what would later be many for George Gilbert Scott. As such he drew directly from the inspiration of French Gothic, and in particular that of Sainte-Chapelle in Paris.
  • Sainte-Chapelle for its soaring walls, delicate masonry, and a large amount of stained glass windows that really push the structural stone walls to their absolute limit. This similar form is repeated here, albeit to a lesser internal height.
  • Topping the roof of the church, and doubling the height is a flèche, another architectural tradition drawn from France. In this case it is a narrow type of spire that takes its name from an arrow.

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Architect
George Gilbert Scott

Reference Data

Reference No.
6522
First Uploaded
19-03-2011
Last Editorial Date
19-03-2011
 

Building Location

Address
Turl Street, Oxford. OX1 3DP
Council
Oxford City Council
County
Oxfordshire
Region
South East
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1854
Completion date
1860
Style
Gothic Revival

Pinnacle Height (AGL)
37.00
Pinnacle Type
Spire

Total Floors (O.G)
1

Market Data

Primary Use
Place of Worship


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