Memorials and Brasses in the Chapel


Between 1565 and 1886 many deceased members of Trinity were interred in this building.  There are three burials in the Chapel, near the altar, and many more in the Ante-Chapel.

The walls of the Ante-Chapel are lined with memorial brasses and sculptures commemorating Fellows of the College, representing a galaxy of highly distinguished men.  The Latin inscriptions were composed by Masters and Fellows of the College, the most famous of them Richard Bentley and A.E. Housman.

Over a thousand Trinity men (fellows, students and staff) who gave their lives in the two World Wars are commemorated on the walls of this building.  At the east end, either side of the altar, the oak panels are engraved with the 618 names of those who died in the First World War.  The west wall of the Ante-Chapel commemorates 384 Trinity men who died in the Second World War.

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Most of the portraits are from Trinity College Library; images of the memorial brasses, statues and sculptures are by Joanna Harries.

World War I memorial

Tennyson's shoe

Wittgenstein brass

War memorials Statues Brasses

Maitland memorial

Seckford tomb

Chare tombstone

Sculptures & plaques Interments & tombstones Index of memorials