THE CHANTRY CHAPEL
The Chantry Chapel
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The Chantry Chapel was built in the 15th Century as a Grammar School by Archbishop Chichele.

 

The exact date of the building is unknown but it was endowed in 1422 and was certainly complete by 1463. It remained in use as a school until 1907 when there were 23 pupils. The school was inspected in that year and found unsatisfactory in both the teaching and the facilities and was then abandoned as a school.

 

It was sold to the church in 1911 for £200 and converted into a Chantry Chapel.

 

In the 1940's it was restored by the generosity of John White, the shoe manufacturer who, with his wife, is now interred in the chapel.