Sunday, 15 January 2012

Lancaster, Ripley Chapel of St Thomas

Chapel of Ripley St Thomas School

This intriguing chapel can be found just South of the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, on Ashton Road. It's a particularly difficult building to photograph, due to the many buildings and trees around it....hence the lack of decent photos.

Above. The East end of the chapel.

Originally, the chapel belonged to Ripley Hospital, an orphanage, and was built to designs by Lancaster firm Paley and Austin in 1888. The orphanage was later converted to a school, the Ripley St Thomas school.

Above. The South face of the chapel.

It's a real shame that I couldn't get in to take some photos, as the English Heritage description of the interior is pretty interesting.

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