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Virtual Tour of Raglan Castle

The Chapel

All photographs Copyright 2006 by Jeffrey L. Thomas

Below: the ruined chapel can be seen on the right hand side of the photograph.

 

Next to the Hall are the remains of the 15th-century chapel. Three of it's walls are now down to almost foundation level, the fourth shared with the hall. You can still see traces of the once-grand stone-vaulted roof at one end, complete with corbels of human heads (shown below), one of Raglan's most interesting surviving details. It is possible that the chapel contained stairs which gave access to an upper gallery providing seating for the lord and his family, and there were probably stairs leading to the Long Gallery as well. In the 17th century the castle had a chaplain as well as a chorister, or gentleman of the chapel.

 

Below: a fifteenth-century corbel from the chapel, one of Raglan's remarkable survivals.

 

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