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The outbreak of Enteric Fever at Lancing College and Shoreham, published August 1886 in The Lancet (vol. 128, article, pp.418-419)

Lancing College roll of Service, published 1918 (C. Cull and Son)
Supplement to the "Lancing College Magazine".
Nine issues dated July and October 1915; February, June, October and December 1916; June and December 1917 and July 1918.

Sussex Schools. 2 - Lancing College, by S. E. Winbolt, M.A., published 1930 in Sussex County Magazine (vol. IV no. 5, article, pp.396-402) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 2308][Lib 2309] & The Keep [LIB/500172]

Lancing College, 1848-1948, by Basil Handford, published 1933 (31 pp., Hove: Combridges) accessible at: East Sussex Libraries
Most Sussex people know the cluster of collegiate buildings on the Downs over the Adur - curiously similar in site to Arundel Castle in the next gap - and some know also something of the highly original and prescient genius, Woodard, who inserted Lancing and her group of sister-schools (Hurstpierpoint and Ardingly among them), and with them a fertile idea, into the educational vacuum of the mid-nineteenth century. But probably many fewer know just what was the situation which inspired the curate of Shoreham; and as Lancing lies some way off the road, still fewer know the buildings except from a distance. But the Chapel (not the College's only grand building) lacks its full length, while its height is exaggerated by the eastward fall of the ground; it should be seen within to be appreciated.
Mr. Handford's centenary brochure, based on his larger work, Lancing, is succinct, but brings out the importance of the foundation in the social history of the country, and therefore by inference of the county. It is well and abundantly illustrated.
Review by A. E. in Sussex Notes and Queries, August 1948

Report on a Skeleton Discovered at Hoe Court in the Grounds of Lancing College, March 1936 , by C. M. Kraay, published August 1936 in Sussex Notes & Queries (vol. VI no. 3, article, pp.91-93) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 12537][Lib 8863][Lib 8224] & The Keep [LIB/500208] & S.A.S. library

Lancing College chapel, Sussex; Architect: R.C. Carpenter, by Edmund Esdaile, published 15 December 1944 in Country Life (article, p.1044)

Lancing College 1848-1948: 1: Foundations and Fundamentals. 2: The Story of the School. 3: The Buildings, by Basil Handford, published 1948 (Hove: Combridges) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

The story of Lancing College Chapel, Sussex, by A. Oswald, published 2 July 1953 in Country Life (article, pp.48-50)

A Brief Guide to Lancing College Chapel, published c.1970 (leaflet, Lancing College) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 6562]

Late-flowering gothic rose: Lancing College chapel, Sussex; original designs by R H Carpenter, current project architect Stephen E Dykes Bower, by Geoffrey Lee, published 11 May 1978 in Country Life (vol. 163 no. 4218, article, pp.1294-1295) accessible at: R.I.B.A. Library

Lancing College Chapel, by Jeremy Tomlinson, published 1982 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15368][Lib 15730]

The Organs, Lancing College Chapel, by R. J. Tomlinson and Neil Cox, published 1987 (pamphlet) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 15369]

Lancing College Chapel, by Jeremy Tomlinson, published 1992 (revised edition, Jarrold) accessible at: West Sussex Libraries

Lancing College Chapel: a Question of Attribution, by John Elliott, published January 1996 in Architectural History the journal the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (vol. 39, article, pp.114-123)   View Online
Conventional knowledge has long credited five architects with varying degrees of responsibility for the design of Lancing College Chapel; the main personae being Richard Cromwell Carpenter (1812-55), his pupil William Slater (1819-72), Carpenter's son Richard Herbert Carpenter (1841-93), Temple Lushington Moore (1856-1920) and Stephen Dykes Bower (1903-94). Of these Richard Herbert Carpenter is usually cited as the key individual, being identified as the one who originated the executed design. However, recent research has shown that while R. H. Carpenter played an important role in converting an architectural dream into structural reality, it was the less well-known William Slater who was responsible for conceiving much of what Carpenter later developed. This paper recounts the results of these researches, reconsiders the origins of the designs, and sketches their evolution during the nineteenth century.

Lancing College: A Portrait, by Jeremy Tomlinson, published 1998 (pamphlet, Lancing College) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 13916][Lib 15729] & West Sussex Libraries

Lancing College Chapel, by Jeremy Tomlinson, published 1998 in Church building (Issue 110, article, pp.38-39) accessible at: British Library

Local History in Lancing College Archives, by Janet Pennington, published Autumn 2006 in West Sussex History, the Journal of West Sussex Archives Society (no. 75, article, pp.56-58) accessible at: W.S.R.O. [Lib 16404/75] & The Keep [LIB/500499]

In Search of Nathaniel Woodard: Victorian Founder of Schools, by David Gibbs, published 15 March 2011 (112 pp., Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd., ISBN-10: 1860776671 & ISBN-13: 9781860776670)
Immensely energetic, driven, sure of his own faith and destiny, Canon Nathaniel Woodard founded ten schools between 1848 and 1890. Surrounded and shocked by social conflict, poverty, deprivation and a lack of godliness, he firmly believed in education as the means for transformation. His grand design was to create a national system of High Church Anglican schools accessible to the tradesmen and lower middle classes. Today there are 45 schools in the Woodard family. Characterised by their core Christian ethos, the family is unusual in that it embraces the independent and the maintained sectors, as well as primary and secondary levels. Members range from its fi rst born Lancing College with its majestic Gothic chapel high on the Sussex Downs, to its most recent additions, four transformational academies, beacons of hope to young people who have been failed by the educational system. The Woodard schools are a significant part of the national educational landscape, especially in an age when the religious dimension to education is oftencontroversial. But who was Nathaniel Woodard? Where did he come from? What shaped his outlook? What sort of person was he? Often seen as a divisive force in the Victorian church, he was sacked from his fi rst curacy yet gained the support of many of the great and the good, including two future prime ministers, Gladstone and Salisbury. His achievement in terms of bricks and mortar was enormous.

Lancing College (NGR: TQ19370665) - desk-based assessment and watching brief reports, by Sean Wallis, published July 2014 (Reading: Thames Valley Archaeological Services)   View Online