© Mr Alan Francis Polaine
RESIDENCES INCORPORATING REMAINS OF INFIRMARY INCLUDING CHAPEL, 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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The Chapel of the
(formerly listed as part of
remains of Infirmary including
TL 5479 2/100 23.9.50.
The chapel of the Infirmary originally extended by 5 bays the arcading
and aisles of the Infirmary hall and had a 2 bay chancel at the east end.
A C12 arch at the east end of Infirmary Lane marks the entrance to the
chapel and part of the chancel arch survives on the west wall of the Deanery,
with ornamented arch, nook shaft and shaft rings, On the north side there
are 4 bays of the C12 Chapel arcading with richly ornamented arches and
capitals and alternate round and octagonal columns, The chancel is now
incorporated within the present Deanery and the upper storey (The Dean's
study) retains the C12 ribbed vaulting and arcade of the Chancel. On the
north and south sides there are also C12 window arches with nook shafts
and scalloped capitals. In the C18 buff coloured brick dwellings were
erected on the south and east sides and in the C19 an attic storey was
added. On the south front there is a large brick bow with 3 windows.
1 window range to the west of the bow and 3 window range to the east.
The return east side of the bow, with 1 window range, has the stone quoins
of an earlier mediaeval building. The windows are double-hung sashes with
glazing bars (except in the windows to the bow). Roof tiled, old Cambridgeshire
tiles, with a Cl9 gabled dormer to the bow.
The Dark Cloister, Powcher's Hall, the Painted Chamber (Walsingham House),
the Chapel of the Infirmary (Deanery), the Black Hostelry & Cellarers Chamber
and Cellarers House (Boarding House of King's School) form a group.
See also general group descriptio under the Cathedral of The Holy Trinity.