Sunday, 5 September 2010

Killerton House Chapel

This chapel in he grounds of Killerton House was built in 1841. The architect C R Cockerell was scathing in his view of the commission given to him by Sir Thomas Acland which was to base the design on that of the chapel of Joseph of Arimathea at Glastonbury. He wrote that if Sir Thomas was 'still bent on Joseph of Glastonbury, do not think of neutralising, castrating and emasculating the copy of that noble building & flattering yourself that you have what will be worthy of the original - either have an original work altogether or a correct reproduction.'

This beautiful rose window in the West wall was based on one a Barfeston in Kent.

For pictures of the pulpit see Rambles.

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