Bishop Edward King Chapel

Niall McLaughlin Architects, Oxford, 2013

 

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Timber chapel for a Church of England theological college near Oxford

The elliptical chapel sits on the brow of a hill surrounded by sweet chestnut, beech and cedar trees in the garden of Ripon College as part of a larger expansion of the college's campus.

Exterior cavity walls are of Clipsham stone (a limestone very like that of the original buildings) on the outside, but white-painted (over plaster) brick on the inside. The internal structure is of glulam wood whose tapered columns rise into criss-crossing arched beams. The frame supports a roof that is flat on the outside, but internally takes up the shape of a boat’s keel

A slender wooden belfry rises close to the chapel wall, between the sacristy and the sisters’ chapel.

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  • Begun: Jul 2009
  • Completed: Feb 2013
  • Floor area: 280m2
  • Sector: Religious
  • Total cost: £2M
  • Address: Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford, OX44 9EX, United Kingdom

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