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STAMFORD SCHOOL CHAPEL

ALTERNATIVE NAME:  ST PAULS CHURCH
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The Stamford School Chapel dates back architecturally to the 12th century and was originally the Parish Church of St. Pauls. The plan consists of a nave and sanctuary, with a north aisle and a new east wall added around 1200. Large windows were inserted into the south wall in the early 14th century, and new walls inserted into the east wall of the sanctuary in the 15th century. The west side of the church has largely been demolished, possibly in the 16th century when the chapel became part of the school buildings, and today is made up of building work dating to 1930 and undertaken by Messrs. Traylen and Lenton, architects, when the school rooms were restored to their original chapel function. An early 19th century school room was added on to the north side of the north aisle.

The chapel is built in 'Barnack' stone, coursed rubble with ashlar dressings, and some pindle. The present roof is lead covered. Excavations in 1902 reputedly revealed the 'original floor level', and this was followed by more excavations in 1929-30 ahead of the restoration of the chapel when traces of medieval architectural detail were uncovered.

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