King's College Chapel, Aberdeen

King's College Chapel, Aberdeen (must see)

King's College Chapel is the main chapel used by the University of Aberdeen. Forming the north side of the original quadrangle of King's College, construction of the chapel began in 1498 and ended with the consecration of the building in 1509. The most notable architectural feature of the Chapel is its Crown Tower, which has become an icon of the university as a whole. The chapel is dedicated to the Trinity and the Blessed Virgin Mary in her Nativity, yet also commemorates a number of Scottish and British monarchs, as well as the patrons and founders of the university. The name particularly recalls the College's main patron, King James IV of Scotland.

Particularly notable within the chapel are the choir stalls and rood screen, which date back to around 1509. These form the most complete medieval church interior in Scotland. Since 1928, the ante-chapel has been used as the university's war memorial: 524 students of the university are commemorated on its walls, having fallen in the First and Second World Wars. The design of the chapel, as well as its date of construction, were designed to evoke Solomon's Temple.

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Sight Name: King's College Chapel
Sight Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Sight Type: Religious
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