Buckingham Chantry Chapel
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The Chantry Chapel is the oldest building in Buckingham. It dates to the 15th century, but it looks older, partly because the main entrance re-uses a beautifully carved Norman doorway.
The chapel was restored by Giles Gilbert Scott in the Victorian period, when the chapel was used as the home of the Royal Latin School. It is now owned by the National Trust, who operate a small second-hand bookshop from the premises.
The chapel is quite simple in design; it has a central arched doorway topped by a rose window. On either side of the doorway are a pair of windows, one for each of the building's two stories.
A small bellcote sits atop the ridgeline of the roof. Inside, there is a small wooden gallery at one end of the chamber, supported on oaken legs.
About Chantry Chapel
Address: Market Hill, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, MK18 1HP
Attraction Type: Historic Church
Location: Located in the centre of Buckingham, at the top end of High Street, just off Brackley Road
Website: Chantry Chapel
Phone: 01280 822 850
Fax: 01280 822 437
National Trust - see also: National Trust memberships (official website link)
OS: SP693 340
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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