Winchester College Chapel, from the far end of College Street

Winchester College Chapel, from the far end of College Street, Winchester, Hampshire. Originally by William Wynford, late 14c. Tower rebuilt by William Butterfield 1862-3. Butterfield did some restoration inside the chapel as well, where he was much criticised for stripping out the ancient panelling and seating arrangements, leaving the walls "bare and desolate" and the pupils sitting uncomfortably on "squat" benches (Oman 51). Less contentiously, he also remodelled Moberly Court and Flint Court for the College; his classrooms are still being used now. In general, the work here was "not as eventful [meaning "adventurous"?] as Butterfield's work at Rugby and Keble" (Pevsner and Lloyd 704). Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee, 2009. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one.]


Oman, Sir Charles William Chadwick. Memories of Victorian Oxford and of Some Early Years. London: Methuen, 1941.

Pevsner, Nikolaus, and David Lloyd. Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. The Buildings of England series. London: Penguin, 1967.

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