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296 Family of Rodney.-- Registers of London Chapels. [April,
I think it will now be admitted that which Sir George Rodney wrote in his the remains in question cannot form blood in the Topographer, vol. I. part of a College built by Sir Wm. George Brydges of Avington was Walworth late in the 14th century; maternal half-brother to the Duke of and so far A. J. K. will acknowledge Shrewsbury, and descended from Tho. the correction. Might not these arches mas Brydges of Keynsham, co. Som. have formed part of the mansion call- and Cornbury, co. Oxon, in which last ed the Leaden Porch ? A similar crypt
church he was buried,—who was and nearly coeval with it, belonged younger brother of John first Lord to Gisor's Hall. There are some very
Chandos. See the succession of Moconsiderable remains eastward of the numents and Inscriptions in Keynsham site of the destroyed Church, the Church, printed in the last edition of origin of which I am happy to see is Collins's Peerage. likely to be elucidated by a gentleman George Brydges was the last of the who has bestowed so much attention male line of his own very honourable upon the early history and antiqui- branch, and left his large estates to ties of the Metropolis as your Corre- the last Duke of Chandos, who died spondent, and I anticipate much re 1789, to keep up the name and honours search and information from his en of the family. See also Hargrave's suing communications.
Law Tracts, regarding the manor of I would in conclusion observe, that Villiers in Ireland, which came from the old Church is said to have had its the Countess of Shrewsbury, the mosite where the parsonage house was ther of George Brydges, who was subsequently built; if so, we must be drowned in his canal at Avington near led to seek for the foundations of the Winchester,
M. L. earlier structure among the remains of the ancient and massy walls which
April 12. were disclosed near the south-east IT will be well known to your reaangle of the modern Church, but ders that previously to the Marriage which do not indicate that the origi- Act in 1753, marriages were performnal was a “small mean building,” as ed at the several Chapels in and about it is said to have been. I shall there London, Since the Act came into fore read with interest A. J. K.'s con- operation, the registers of these marjectures on the probable antiquity and riages have in many instances found destination of walls so compactly and their way into private hands; but as it strongly built as are the remains in is most desirable that their existence question.
E. I. C. and the place of their deposit should
be known, I have to request that any Mr. URBAN,
April 10. information which your readers can GENERAL MUNDY, in his Life contribute, may be contributed through
à List of of Lord Rodney (reviewed in p. 244), your medium. I annex has given rather à blundering account Chapels, the Registers of which I have of the great Admiral's ancient family. not hitherto been able to discover. He was not brought up under the pa- Lamb's Chapel. St. John's (Bedfordtronage of the Duke of Chandos, to Knightsbridge. row). whom he was not at all related; but Berwick-street. Serjeants' Inn. of old George Rodney Brydges of Bancroft’s. Spring Garden.
Dacre's. Avington and Keynsham, whose grand
Wheeler's, Spital-fids. Dean-street, Soho.
Wood-st. Compter. mother was the heiress of the elder
Hammersmith. branch of the Rodneys. It is doubtful whether the Admiral could produce Grosvenor-square.
Great Queen-street. Chelsea College.
Southgate. strict proof of his descent from a
Hill's, Rochester-row. Poplar, younger son of that venerable house; Kingsland.
Ilford. though he is called grandson of An- King-st. Oxford-st. Brentwood. thony, stated to be son of George by Long Acre.
Romford. Anne Lake (misprinted Jakes, p. 26), London House. Ashford. widow of Lord Roos, of whom see the Westminster, New. Hounslow. curious history in Memoirs of King New-st. St. Giles's. Hampton Court. James's Peers; and see the prosecu
Fulhani Palace. tion against her husband for incest, Oxford (Marylebone). Highgate. and the consequences to her father Sir Queen-sq. (Westmr.) Kentish Town. Thomas Lake; * see also the poem
J. S. B. * If Lord Rodney was descended from this George Rodney by this Anne Lake, then he was related also to the Duke of Chandos's branch, though very remotely.
297 NEW CHURCHES.—No. XXX. arch, a tolerably fair copy of a geSt. Mary's CHAPEL, LAMBETH
nuine window of the 15th century; Butts.
and in the side divisions are lofty
niches with ogee canopies, of a perArchitect, Bedford.
fect modern design. The entire front THE distinction between a Church rises to a pediment, the cornice ornaand Chapel of Ease is purely eccle- mented in the same style as the porch. siastical; in point of architecture and Above the front is a turret of entirely arrangement, both descriptions of edi- modern design, rising from the ridge fice have every part and member in of the pointed roof. It consists first of common. We see a Chapel with the
a low square basement; then of an plan and detail of a Cathedral, and a
octangular plinth, with dials : to this Parish Church little raised in point succeeds a lantern of the same form, of appearance above the tithe barn, consisting of eight arches divided by Bụt our modern architects think and buttresses ending in pinnacles; and act otherwise ; they make a broad the whole is closed with a spire endistinction between the design of a riched with a few “ fancy” mouldings, church and that intended for a cha and crowned with a cross. Yet, al. pel; if they have occasion to erect though it is made into so many parts, an edifice of the latter denomina the entire steeple, possesses neither tion, they take the nearest Meeting- elevation nor magnitude. house as their model, and finding The flanks of the building are uniit necessary that some provision form ; they are each made into six should be made for a bell, they set divisions by buttresses terminated by a cage or turret upon one of the pinnacles. In every division, except gables, copied either from the watch
the first, is a window divided into box, when such things existed, or two lights by a mullion, with a quathe first public stables. - Lambeth trefoil in the head of the arch, of a Chapel, which forms the first sub
modern and unsanctioned design, difject of the engraving (Plate I.) is a fering from the window in the west building of this class, although it front, and very inferior to it. The differs from some others in being arch is most awkwardly constructed; erected in what the architect would, I it is slightly curved at the haunches, suppose, designate the Gothic style. but the remainder is formed of two The body of the structure consists of straight lines, ending in an obtuse an oblong square, without aisles or
angle. The first window from the chancel, and covered with a slated roof, west is lancet-formed, and below it is and the whole might pass for a verita. an entrance, which with admirable ble Meeting-house, were it not for a propriety is lintelled, instead of being pyramidal composition perched on the arched. western gable, and intended of course The east end “is a comely wall of for a steeple. Viewing the structure brick ;” it has a large window in the in detail, we shall observe on the on centre with mullions and tracery, the set, that it is not an imitation of any latter crossed in the Chinese style. style which prevailed in the ancient
THE INTERIOR history of Pointed architecture, but is a production entirely of the Wyatt is equal in all its parts to the outside. school, a complete specimen of Car- It is made into a nave and aisles by penter's Gothic. The western front five clusters of columns; an arrangeis made by buttresses into three divi. ment perfectly unnecessary, and as it sions, the angles being crowned with is not indicated by the external con, slender and ill-formed pinnacles. 'struction, at variance with utility as In the centre is a porch with an well as precedent. The architect's obtuse arch and a low gable; the idea of a column is evidently taken inclined cornice being ornamented from a scaffold pole ; four such poles with some puerile arch-formed or
united in a cruciform plan, with rings naments, copied perhaps from some round the tops to prevent their splitof the pasteboard watch-cases which ting, gives the design of each cluster are sold at the fancy stationers. Above -a genuine carpenter's composition; is a window of three lights, with per and with admirable consistency, the pendicular mullions in the head of the four, though they have different capi. Gent. Mag. April, 1831.
[April, tals, have a common base. From these and porches, with two octagon towers. piers a slender arch moulding divides The west front is the only decorated the ceiling into three divisions in part of the exterior. It consists of a breadth, and it is again made into six façade before the main building, not in length; the mouldings springing extending the whole breadth. This from the columns are intended for an façade is composed of a central porimitation of a groined stone roof. It tion between two towers; the former is, however, merely a flimsy modern commences with a porch, the arch of composition in plaster, neither re which is pointed, and covered with sembling in substance or design the an ogee canopy, ending in a pedestal. groined roofs of antiquity. The three Within the porch are three entrances aisles are of equal altitude ; conse to the Church, the arches of which quently the centre, which is broader are also pointed, and the roof is of than the lateral divisions, forms an stone groined; the bosses are not yet angle more obtuse than the others. carved. This entrance is an evident
A gallery occupies the two aisles, imitation of the principal entrance to and the western end of the Chapel; the Winchester Cathedral, built by Bp. front has no mouldings.
Edington A. D. 1330. Immediately In the western portion is an organ over the porch is a triple lancet winin a case of oak, ornamented with dow, in the style of the Temple pinnacles. At the east end of the Church, A.D. 1260, but which is imaisles a small portion is taken off for proved according to the architect's a vestry on one side, and on the other notions, by the addition of sweeps a porch. Both these portions are of Tudor architecture, to the soffites fronted towards the altar with pews. of the heads of the lights. Above Some iron-work is here applied, of a this is a handsome trefoil richly ornaspurious design, having something mented in the style of the 14th centhe appearance of the canopy of an tury, which incloses a circle for a dial. ancient tomb.
The whole is finished with a gable, The altar screen is beneath the surmounted by a cross.
The towers eastern window; it is made into six are each made into two principal stoarched compartments, with the usual ries, and are manifest imitations of inscriptions. In the window above the oriel windows seen in domestic is some ornamental glass, among buildings of Tudor architecture. The which is a cross surmounted by a first story is lofty, and commences holy Lamb.
with a plain stylobate, to which suc. The pulpit and desks are grouped ceeds two series of Tudor lights with in the centre aisle, and have nothing cinquefoil heads, inscribed in squares ; remarkable about them.
above this is a frieze and blockings, The font is octangular, on a pan
and an embattled parapet, each angle nelled pedestal. It is placed in the of the structure being ornamented central aisle below the western gallery. with a pinnacle. To this oriel window
The Chapel will contain 613 per or tower, or whatever else it may be sons in pews, and 1347 in free seats, called, of the 16th century, succeeds making a total of 1960. The amount an addition in the style of two centuof the contract was 76341. 10s. 4d. ries earlier, being an octagon lantern
It was commenced in May 1827, and spire; the first has lancet lights and consecrated by the present Bishop in four of its faces, each accompanied of Winchester on the 26th Aug. 1828. by two pinnacles, within which rises
a spire remarkably slender in its proTHE CHURCH OF THE HOLY TRINITY, portions ; it is ribbed at the angles, SLOANE-STREET, CHELSEA. and of an earlier period than the lanArchitect, Savage.
tern and pinnacles : it is crowned
with a large finial. The façade which This Church is situated near the we have described is flanked by two bottom of Sloane-street; it is partly sub-porches, which make up the concealed by adjacent buildings, the breadth of the west front. This ill. west part ranging with the houses on consorted jumble of the architecture the eastern side of the street.
of all ages is a perfect anti-climax. The plan is a parallelogram. At If the architect designed to display the east end is a small chancel, and his ingenuity in the union of every at the western extremity are lobbies period and variety of Pointed archi