Chapel Archives & Chapter Library

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Located within the Lower Ward, the Vicars’ Hall Undercroft houses the extensive and historic collections of books, manuscripts and archival material belonging to the Dean and Canons of Windsor.

Traditionally, for over six centuries, the Archives were kept in the ancient treasury, the Aerary. In 1999 they were united with the collection of early printed books in the present premises. This 15th-century building has been equipped to meet current standards of storage and consultation. It provides a centre for enquiry and research into all aspects of the College’s history.

Online Catalogue

The catalogues to the Archives are currently undergoing in-house conversion onto a computerised database (CALM). The property section is now available online

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George Digby: irresponsible brilliance

IMAGE OF THE MONTH

George Digby: irresponsible brilliance

An abundance of talent is not always allied with wisdom and sound common sense. This was certainly true of George Digby (1612-77), 2nd Earl of Bristol and Garter Knight, who has been described by the historian Ronald Hutton as one of...

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CONSERVATION

Adopt a Book

CONSERVATION

Adopt a Book

Support our ongoing programme of repair and conservation of the 6,000 rare books held in the Chapter Library by adopting a volume.

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FIND OUT MORE

Visit us

The majority of our collections are open for members of the public to consult in our spacious searchroom.

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The Queen's Free Chapel. The Chapel of the Most Honourable and Noble Order of the Garter. The Chapel of the College of St George.