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