Chapel at the Western

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Re: Chapel at the Western

Postby dazza » Fri Sep 11, 2015 10:50 pm

Guacho wrote:A couple of views of the west facade, concealed by the 1930s build on Church Street.


I had completely forgotten that the chapel would have been visible from the street for a few years. Here it is on a 1932 map:

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Chapel, West from above:

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Inside - Originally an external wall on the North facing side :

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And the South elevation:

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Re: Chapel at the Western

Postby dazza » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:12 pm

The roof in the chapel has now started leaking, but nothing is being done about it. They've not even put down buckets to stop the parquet floor getting ruined. And, despite the chapel no longer being used, the lights are burning away 24hrs a day.
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Re: Chapel at the Western

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Sun Nov 29, 2015 12:34 pm

And without the lights burning 24 hours a day, we wouldn't be able to see those beautiful stained glass windows that emit the grandeur of the building!
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Re: Chapel at the Western

Postby dazza » Sun Nov 29, 2015 4:15 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:And without the lights burning 24 hours a day, we wouldn't be able to see those beautiful stained glass windows that emit the grandeur of the building!


You can no longer see those beautiful stained glass windows from the parts of the hospital which are still open to the public.
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Re: Chapel at the Western

Postby dazza » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:03 am

mack4 wrote:I worked for a flooring contractor in the mid 90s on the refurb ? of the mortuary in the Western, part of which, was once a church/chapel.I'm only going by the crosses carved on the old stonework though,not being very religious myself.


That was the original Chapel of Rest, where the deceased would be laid out for viewing.

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It's a bit grim.
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