The History and Antiquities of London, Westminster, Southwark, and Parts Adjacent, vol. 3

Allen, Thomas
1827

German Catholic Chapel.

German Catholic Chapel.

It is a large room on the first floor, being constructed above a gateway. The external appearance has nothing striking; it is built of brick, and has two large circular headed windows. On the ground floor is a porch, on which is a staircase leading to the chapel: the interior is surrounded on three sides by a large gallery, the remaining side, which is the northern, is occupied by the altar. The area is not filled with unsightly pews, as in Protestant churches, but in accordance with continental usage, is entirely open, chairs being provided for the congregation. The ceiling is horizontal without ornament. The altar is richly decorated, it is of a sarcophagus form, painted in imitation of marble; upon it stands several candlesticks and a gilt crucifix, the wall behind it, which is lighted by the two large windows before noticed, is ornamented with small attached pillars, between which is a good painting of the Virgin and child, which is inscribed- REFUGIUM PECCATORUM. The pulpit is suspended from the front of the eastern branch of the gallery.

On the east side of College-hill is the

It is a large room on the floor, being constructed above a gateway. The external appearance has nothing striking; it is built of brick, and has large circular headed windows. On the ground floor is a porch, on which is a staircase leading to the chapel: the interior is surrounded on sides by a large gallery, the remaining side, which is the northern, is occupied by the altar. The area is not filled with unsightly pews, as in Protestant churches, but in accordance with continental usage, is entirely open, chairs being provided for the congregation. The ceiling is horizontal without ornament. The altar is richly decorated, it is of a sarcophagus form, painted in imitation of marble; upon it stands several candlesticks and a gilt crucifix, the wall behind it, which is lighted by the large windows before noticed, is ornamented with small attached pillars, between which is a good painting of the Virgin and child, which is inscribed-

REFUGIUM PECCATORUM.

The pulpit is suspended from the front of the eastern branch of the gallery.

On the east side of is the

 
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 Title Page
 Dedication
 CHAPTER I: The site, extent, buildings, population, commerce, and a view of the progressive increase of London
 CHAPTER II: List of the parishes and churches in London, with their incumbents, &c
collapseCHAPTER III: History and Topography of Aldersgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER IV: History and Topography of Aldgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER V: History and Topography of Bassishaw Ward
collapseCHAPTER VI: History and Topography of Billingsgate Ward
collapseCHAPTER VII: History and Topography of Bishopsgate Ward, Without and Within
collapseCHAPTER VIII: History and Topography of Bread-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER IX: History and Topography of Bridge Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER X: History and Topography of Broad-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XI: History and Topography of Candlewick Ward
collapseCHAPTER XII: History and Topography of Castle Baynard Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIII: History and Topography of Cheap Ward
collapseCHAPTER XIV: History and Topography of Coleman-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XV: History and Topography of Cordwainer's-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVI: History and Topography of Cornhill Ward
collapseCHAPTER XVII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XVIII: History and Topography of Cripplegate Yard Without
collapseCHAPTER XIX: History and Topography of Dowgate Yard
collapseCHAPTER XX: History and Topography of Farringdom Ward Within
collapseCHAPTER XXI: History and Topography of Farringdon Ward Without
collapseCHAPTER XXII: History and Topography of Langbourn Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIII: History and Topography of Lime-street Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXIV: History and Topogrpahy of Portsoken Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXV: History and Topography of Queenhithe Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVI: History and Topography of Tower Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVII: History and Topography of Vintry Ward
collapseCHAPTER XXVIII: History and Topography of Wallbrook Ward
This object is in collection:
Edwin C. Bolles papers
Subjects
London (England)--History
Antiquities
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