Eton College Chapel - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Virtual tour panorama showing the exterior of Eton College Chapel in Eton. Image taken in early April 2011.
Eton College Chapel - FURTHER INFORMATION
Eton College Chapel - Windsor visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Eton College Chapel' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Berkshire.
Eton College Chapel is the college chapel of Eton College. The chapel was intended to be twice the size, but building work was interrupted by the War of the Roses in the 15th century when Henry VI was deposed. It is built in Gothic style but the fan vaulted roof is modern, installed in the 1950s after the wooden roof was found to be riddled with deathwatch beetle.
During WWII a bomb landed on one of the nearby college buildings and blew out all the chapel windows, except for the window above the organ. New windows on the north side depict 4 miracles of Jesus; Miraculous Draft of Fishes, the Feeding of the Five Thousand, the Stilling of the Waters, and the Raising of Lazarus. The windows on the south depict 4 parables of Jesus; The Light under a Bushel, the House built on the Rock, the Lost Sheep, and the Sower.
Inside the chapel is decorated with 15th century wall paintings which took four master artists eight years to complete in Flemish style. They were whitewashed over in the 16th century and then forgotten until rediscovered some 300 years later.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Bus: Eton High Street (60, 61, 63, 68), Windsor Town Centre, Castle Hill (5, 6, 6A, 71, 77, 582, M4)
Flight: Heathrow Airport, 12 miles east of Windsor.
Road: Windsor is close to junction 6 of the M4, about 30 miles west of central London and 8 miles from the M25.
Train: Windsor & Eton Central Rail Station, Windsor & Eton Riverside Rail Station.