Home » Smirke, Robert

Category Archives: Smirke, Robert

Architects & Places

Make the Pictures Bigger

Click on any picture to enlarge it.
Use the browser back button to return to the post.

Kings College Chapel, The Strand, Westminster

A college of the University of London. The chapel is entered from within the college buildings. The original building was by Robert Smirke and built in 1829-1831, however, it was drastically reconstructed by G.G. Scott in 1861-1864 with further decoration throughout the rest of the 19th-century. A restoration of 2000 by Inskip & Jenkins reversed mid 20th-century decorative changes and returned it to its 19th-century appearance. The glass was added at the 2000 restoration and is by Joseph A Nuttgens.

St Anne, St Ann’s Hill, Wandsworth

The very tall tower can be seen from some way off. It dates from 1820-24 and is by Robert Smirke. It sits on a slope at the top of a large green space. The chancel was added in 1896 by E.W. Mountford, there was also work by William White in 1891.

        wandsworth_st_anne050117_1 wandsworth_st_anne050117_14
 wandsworth_st_anne050117_4  wandsworth_st_anne050117_3
 wandsworth_st_anne050117_13  wandsworth_st_anne050117_6
 wandsworth_st_anne050117_11  wandsworth_st_anne050117_7
 wandsworth_st_anne050117_10  wandsworth_st_anne050117_9