Chapel of St. Mary and St. George, Guildford


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Chapel of St. Mary and St. George, Guildford


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An image of the exterior of the Anglican Chapel of St. Mary and St. George at Guildford Grammar School displaying its twin towers, its verticality, its lancet windows and the large traceried window above the entrance.

About the Chapel of St. Mary and St. George:

The Chapel of St. Mary and St. George was constructed for, and continues to be used by, Guildford Grammar School. It was designed by prominent English gothic revival architect Sir Walter Tapper and is built in a Gothic Perpendicular Revival style. Plans to build a chapel to service the school were proposed shortly after the appointment of headmaster Reverend Percy Henn in 1909. Penn appealed for funds and managed to secure the benefaction of London businessman and Philanthropist Cecil Oliverson, which covered the costs of building and furnishing the chapel. Building began in 1912 and the chapel was completed and consecrated in 1914. The replication of a ‘village green’ setting, in which the chapel is situated on a flat expanse of grass and framed by the school’s other buildings, is notable.


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