© Mr Alan Francis Polaine
BISHOP'S HOUSE (PRIOR'S HOUSE), THE COLLEGE
ELY, EAST CAMBRIDGESHIRE, CAMBRIDGESHIRE
Mr Alan Francis Polaine
07 April 2005
23 September 1950
Date of last amendment:
19 June 1972
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Prior Crauden's Chapel.
(Formerly listed as
part of Bishop's house
TL 5479 2/95 23.9.50 (Prior's House))
Prior Crauden built his private chapel adjoining the south west corner of the
hall in 1524-25. It was built over a C13 vaulted undercroft, mainly of
Barnack stone ashlar, with clunch (chalk) on the carved interior. The Chapel
has 2 bays, with angle buttresses and a centre buttress on the north and
south fronts. The east bay has 2 pointed arched windows with "Decorated
tracery and the west bay has a small window low down in the wall. The east
and west gable ends have wide pointed arched windows with fine "Decorated"
tracery. On the north west corner there is an octagonal entrance and staircase
tower with a stone spiral staircase. The interior is richly carved and
has a rare and particularly fine Cl4 mosaic tile floor - with animal and
foliated designs and a panel in front of the altar depicting Adam and Eve.
The Great Hall (Bishop's residence), the Queen's Hall (Headmaster's House),
Wall to the garden fo the Bishop's residence, Guest Quarters of the Monastery,
Walls to the Guest Quarters of the Monastery and Ely Porta, Prior's House
(Boarding House of the King's School) Prior Crauden's Chapel, Walls to the
garden of the Prior's House, Ely Porta, Barn and Storehouse of the Monastery
and Wall to the Barn and Storehouse from a group with Bishop's Palace, Walls
to the Bishop's Palace, and Nos 2 to 8 (consec) and No 9 (stables to Bishop's
Palace), The Galery.
See also general group description under the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity.