The Chapel Royal (Savoy), c.1894

Original description by George Birch in 1894

The Chapel was built in the beginning of the 16th century on the site once occupied by the Savoy Palace. It is still one of the Chapels Royal, belonging to the Crown in connection with the Duchy of Lancaster. It was greatly damaged by fire in 1864, but restored by order of the Queen; so that part of it—for instance, the handsome ceiling of wood—is quite modern. Savoy Street, leading to the Chapel, forms a thoroughfare to the Thames Embankment. Much interesting information related to the Savoy is published in the “Savoy Annual”. The Chapel is open for private prayer every week-day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 2 to 4 p.m.; and the Sunday Services are held at 11.30 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m.

Other observations

I cannot quite read the gravestone inscriptions. The chapel was damaged during the Blitz in WWII.

The chapel's web site today is

See also wikipedia which has the following modern photo from a similar viewpoint—

Attribution: Neddyseagoon at en.wikipedia


Subject at centre of picture: TQ 3056 8073
Camera position: possibly TQ 3059 8076 approx.
Camera height: 6ft.
View direction: SW
View angle: 70° approx.
Focal length (35mm equiv): 26mm approx.

Nearest similar geograph

Technical information

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