FitzAlan Chapel

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View of the chapel from the palace garden

The FitzAlan Chapel is within Arundel Castle . The building is one of the few remaining examples of a sacred structure that has two worship areas, an Anglican and a Catholic. The western part is the Anglican Church of St. Nicolas. The Catholic chapel, on the other hand, is now the private mausoleum of the Dukes of Norfolk .


The chapel was founded in 1390 by Richard FitzAlan, 4th Earl of Arundel . It is located on the grounds of Arundel Castle and is used as a burial place for the Dukes of Norfolk. It is an example of Gothic architecture with carved choir stalls and a wooden roof. It contains artistically richly decorated stone coffins. In 1879 it was decided that the chapel should remain Catholic and not join the Protestant community.

See also


  • The booklet of the Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel . Arundel Art Co., Arundel 1931, OCLC 40897797 (photo book).
  • Francis W. Steer: The Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel. A guide and short history. Moore and Tillyer, Chichester 1960, OCLC 65384109 .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Fitzalan Chapel, London Road [1263812] ( English ) In: National Heritage List for England . Historic England . Retrieved November 12, 2014.
  2. Fitzalan Chapel. (No longer available online.) In: Archived from the original on April 8, 2018 ; accessed on April 8, 2018 . Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  3. Arundel Castle Guide - Tourist Info & Advice for Arundel Castle. In: Retrieved April 8, 2018 .

Coordinates: 50 ° 51 '21.6 "  N , 0 ° 33' 25.2"  W.