Georgian Chapel

The upper floor of a brick building in the grounds of Harvington was converted into a chapel in 1743. The chapel is accessed by an external staircase.

Georgian Chapel

In 1823 this was badly damaged by fire and the original altar of oak was destroyed, together with some chalices and other relics which had been found inside it a few months before. After repairs it became the village school until 1913. iN 1986-7 it was restored and reopened for worship. It now contains a Georgian chamber-organ, altar and rails. Into the altar is set the original cracked and fire-blackened altar-stone. The altar-piece is the 17th-century Virgin and Child with Saints after Baroccio. In the sacristy is a Regency vestment-press which probably came from the chapel at Grafton Manor, just outside Bromsgrove. To the left of the chapel door is a school desk with registers of 1893-4, a photograph of the teacher, Miss Mary Kellerd, and the class taken about 1890, attendance certificates of 1904-5 and some Victorian school-books.*

Georgian Chapel

Georgian Chapel

Georgian Chapel

*From the Harvington Hall guidebook by Michael Hodgetts

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 13th 2017

4 Responses to “Georgian Chapel – Harvington Hall”

  1. james higham says:

    Preserving such things is almost a full time job.

  2. Ayush says:

    the interior is slightly on the subdued side, but the exterior is very attractive, CP.

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