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The Old Hall & Chapel, Berkhamsted School

Castle Street, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, HP4 2BB
Date and Time
17 September

Visitors will have the opportunity of seeing the original schoolhouse built in 1544 (Grade I listed), to learn something about the history of the school (founded in 1541) and see the beautiful little Victorian chapel.

The Old Hall is the original school house of Berkhamsted School, founded in 1541 by Dean Incent The chapel is late 19th century, modelled on the chapel of Santa Maria dei Miracoli in Venice. A small exhibition relating to the history of the school is available and tours are taken by Old Boys of School House. Old Hall when built in 1544 was the largest school hall in the country. It now has portraits of previous headmasters, including one of Graham Greene's father.

To book for these events, please use the links below from August 4th

Event Times

Sunday 17 September: 10.30am -12.00, 14.00-15.30pm

Booking Details

Pre-booking: Required
Go to: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk
Booking opens: 4 August 2023 09:00
Booking closes: 9 September 2023 17:00


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Additional Information

Max 20 people per tour/session. Tour takes approximately 1.5hrs. Old Hall is a Grade I listed building and a very fine example of schools built in the 16th century. The guided tours are conducted by an Old Boy of School House who used to do his homework in Old Hall, which is now used for official functions.The chapel was designed by Charles Henry Rew a local architect who based his design on a chapel in Venice. Prior to its building the boys worshipped in St Peter's Church. Contact for the day: Sandra Jenkins 07942321901


The School is half-way down Castle Street, accessed through the lych gate. Old Hall is on your left and the chapel on your right. Assemble in quadrangle close to entrance to Old Hall.

Disclaimer: All information was correct when the listing was prepared. Any questions about the event should be directed to the event organiser.

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