We are on the A4 on the west side of the town. If approaching Marlborough from the east or south, follow signs for Bath and you will see the Memorial Hall shortly after going under a small bridge. If approaching from the west, you will find the Memorial Hall on your right. Turn into the College just to the right of the Memorial Hall and the car park is about 100 yards further on.
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The Chapel, Marlborough College
The Memorial Hall, Marlborough College
|The Chapel is one of three buildings at Marlborough College which can hold the entire school which numbers approximately 860 pupils. The school was founded in 1843 for the education of the sons of the clergy and although now its religious character is ecumenical and the college welcomes all faiths to the school, its tone is set by the teachings of the Church of England. The Chapel therefore is at the heart of the College. The original Chapel by Edward Blore was dedicated in 1848 and was built for a school of 500 boys and a relatively small staff. The proportions were said to be unsatisfactory and it was soon found to be too small. By the beginning of the last quarter of the century it was discovered that the original building was most unsatisfactory with very little foundation and insufficient mortar.|
A new Chapel to the designs of Bodley and Garner was built in Bath and Sarsen stone in 1883-6. It is most graceful being both long and tall. It has a stained glass window by William Morris and is considered one of the finest public school Chapels in the country. It is a beautiful building, built in the Victorian Gothic style, with pre-Raphaelite paintings by J R Spencer Stanhope and an exceptionally fine 62 stop four-manual pipe organ.
|The Memorial Hall at Marlborough College was originally built in the 1920s after the First World War in memory of those Marlburians who died in the war. Their names are inscribed on the wall round the back of the hall and fuller details are recorded in books stored in the building. Those Marlburians who died in the Second World War are also commemorated. The hall was originally built as a lecture theatre with the idea of being a fully circular room. However, only a semicircle was completed and the hall can now seat up to 600 people for one of our concerts|