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Coventry in West Midlands, England, United Kingdom
 

The Guild Chapels

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
1. The Guild Chapels Marker
Inscription.
These chapels were established in the side aisles. They were commissioned in the 14th and 15th centuries for thee use of the Mercantile Guilds in the City.

They were primarily chantries – endowed chapels in which Masses were sung for the Souls of deceased members – but the various guilds also used them as meeting places for the settlement of guild affairs, as well as for common worship on the festivals of their patronal saints. The chapels as a rule had private entrances and were not open to the public. Each guild contributed to the upkeep of its chapel, to ornaments and vestments, and to the maintenance of chantry priests. In 1522, besides the vicar and 18 priests, there were six chantry priests at St Michael's. At the end of the 15th century there appear to have been ten altars besides the high altars, each with its chapel and chantry.

In 1548 religious guilds, any chantries attached to guilds, and all personal chantries and obits came to an end, and their possessions passed four years later into the hands of the mayor, bailiffs, and community of the city.
 
Location. 52° 24.471′ N, 1° 30.464′ W. Marker is in Coventry, England, in West Midlands. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Bayley Lane and St Mary
The Guild Chapels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
2. The Guild Chapels Marker
Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in the Coventry Cathedral Ruins. Marker is in this post office area: Coventry, England CV1 5RJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Warwickshire Regiment Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Ruined Cathedral Church of St Michael (a few steps from this marker); The Tower & Spire (a few steps from this marker); St Mary’s Hall (a few steps from this marker); 22 & 23 Bayley Lane (a few steps from this marker); Coventry Cathedral (a few steps from this marker); Home Front Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The South Porch – Nave & Chancel – Apse (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coventry.
 
Also see . . .
1. Coventry Cathedral. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Coventry Cathedral on Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
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The Guild Chapels Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 11, 2018
3. The Guild Chapels Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 12, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 12, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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