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Listed Building record MDR13118 - The Chapel, Repton School, Willington Road, Repton

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian to Early 20th Century - 1857 AD to 1929 AD)

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In 1857 the tercentenary of Repton School [see SMR 24504] was celebrated. It was decided that a memorial chapel should be erected to commemorate the event, which was carried in to effect the following year. The chapel has since been enlarged by an addition to the west end, and three stained glass windows placed in the chancel, in memory of Dr Huckin, late headmaster. There are several other memorial windows. (1) A grade II listed school chapel. The nave was built in 1857-8 by Henry Stevens, the apse in 1867, the south aisle in 1884, the ante-chapel, north aisle and north transept in 1901-5 by Naylor & Sale, and the south transept and porch in 1929 by W A Forsyth. It is built of sandstone ashlar, with Welsh slate roofs and stone coped gables. There is a lead spire towards the east end of the nave, with an octagonal bell stage that has crocketed gables. The chapel comprises nave and transepts, south porch, chancel, transepts and ante-chapel. Inside the chapel are six-bay arcades. The four west bays have piers of four engaged columns. There is a double hammerbeam roof with traceried panels. There is a west gallery with coving, winged angels and a canted projection. There are also various late 19th century stained glass windows and in the north chapel a window of 1918 of higher quality. The chapel has a moulded chancel arch on foliage capitals and with filleted responds, and 19th century open backed benches. See list description for more details. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Bulmer, T and Co.. 1895. History, Topography and Directory of Derbyshire. p 803.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. Original UID: 82781.



Grid reference Centred SK 3018 2705 (35m by 24m)

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Jan 28 2024 3:59PM

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