St George's Chapel


Engraving from Modern Athens - published 1829

St George's Chapel  -  Queen Street

Engraving in 'Modern Athens'  -  St George's Chapel in Queen Street

Drawn by Thomas H Shepherd

Engraved by W Watkins

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St George's Chapel

Queen Street

St George's Chapel is on the south side of  Queen Street, a short distance to the east of the National Portrait Gallery.  It is like no other building in the street.

Unfortunately, much of it is now obscured from view by a new facade that has been built in front, in line with the other frontages in the street.


St George's Chapel was erected in 1794 from designs by Robert Adam.


The chapel is described in the book Modern Athens, in which the engraving above appeared:

The architecture cannot be considered to belong to any regular order, as windows of the earliest pointed style are placed in juxtaposition with those of nineteenth century; and ornaments of the time of Henry VIII are contrasted with pinnacles, battlements and other members, which, however original, are not in very good taste.

The interior of the building is neatly fitted up:  the pulpit and reading-desk occupy the two southern angles, and have the altar behind them.  It contains six hundred and fifty sittings, and cost 2,200.

[Modern Athens]


In recent years this building has been used as a showroom for bathroom equipment.   It is now [2002] a casino.


Engravings from Modern Athens  -  Published 1829

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