King's College Chapel

Reginald Ely, the first master mason; John Wastell, the master mason who saw the building to completion

Chapel from The Backs

Henry VI (1421-71) founded King's College in 1441, although the construction of the chapel he had planned took several decades to build and he did not live to see its completion. Probably the most famous of all the college buildings in Cambridge, it is designed in the Perpendicular Gothic style. (Gibbs's Fellows' Building is to the right.)

Side entrance

The interior is richly decorated with elaborate fan vaulting, heraldic carvings, original stained glass windows, and a sumptuous carved organ screen and choir stalls.

The entrance on King's Parade

The Gothic gateway was built in the early 19th century.

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