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The chapel, here seen from the entrance, dates from 1530 and was originally dedicated to St Bernard of Clairvaux. According to Wikipedia, “the Chapel was re-dedicated to St John the Baptist in 1557.The Baylie chapel in the north-east corner was added in the late 17th century. In 1840 the chapel's interior underwent major changes which created the gothic revival pews, roof, wall arcading and west screen.”

Left: The chapel ceiling. Right: The organ, doors, and choiur stalls, which date from the 1840s, viewed from the chancel.

The altarpiece showing St. John baptising Christ flanked by Old Testament prophets [Frontal view of the altarpiece.]

Details of wall and ceiling. Note the heads at the bottom of the stone work in all three photographs.

Left: full length view of the lectern from another angle. Right: The tomb of the Rev. Richard Baylie.

Details of the organ

Other images of Saint John's College, Oxford


Great Britain. Ed. Findlay Muirhead. “The Blue Guides.” London: Macmillan, 1930.

St.John's College Oxford. The college's own site. Web. 22 August 2012.

St.John's College Oxford.“ Wikipedia. Web. 18 August 2012.

Last modified 19 August 2012