Country Life Today: Britain’s longest-running building project is about to come to an end

After more than a century and a half, Lancing College is set to finish its chapel, while we also look back at the Battle of Hastings and muse on life at the original London Bridge.

If you think your home improvements are taking a long time…

…they have nothing on Lancing College, in West Sussex, which is finally set to finish work on its chapel an astonishing 151 years after it was begun.

‘Work began on the neo-gothic structure — the tallest and arguably most imposing school chapel in the world — in 1868, some 20 years after the college was founded by Nathaniel Woodard, the parish priest,’ reports The Times.

‘Only £350,000 is left to raise, thanks to donations and legacies, and the building is due to be completed at the end of 2020 and rededicated in early 2021. It is hoped that the Archbishop of Canterbury will preside over the ceremony.’

Full story (The Times)

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